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Credentials

Mobile Apps Must be their own Fortress to Withstand Attacks from Hackers

A mobile app must be its own fortress and never assume platforms are encrypted, authenticated, use VPN or require a PIN for security. I guess developers can’t count on anything these days. How you deal with security is what separates consumer app developers from enterprise app developers. The best apps assume an insecure, unencrypted and …
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Reduce Business Risk by Using Employee Smartphones and Multi-factor Authentication to Secure Corporate Resources

The perception that employee smartphones are a security liability is misplaced. They’re a multi-factor authentication security asset. It’s clear the things we’ve done in the past to stay secure are no longer sufficient. The pervasive use of usernames and passwords to authenticate with every kind of system on the planet is breaking down. Passwords aren’t …
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Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

The last time I talked to you about Windows Phone security, I showed you how to encrypt your data and save it in Isolated Storage using Silverlight’s AesManaged class to create a Key and an Initialization Vector (IV) based on a password and salt value.  This gave your consumer and line-of-business apps the iron-clad AES …
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