Tag: Google

How to avoid data leakage on Android

Android phones all the rage, some even believe it will outpace the iPhone. As for me, being a security professional, I have my concerns. Many security researchers have demonstrated that almost every single Android Smartphone can leak login data for Google services – that’s a scary thought. The problem is due to the fact that the login tokens are sometimes sent in clear test over wireless networks, thus allowing hackers to grab these tokens and potentially cause mischief. This can […]

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages to ChromeBook?

For those of you thinking about purchasing a ChromeBook I thought I would share with you my list of advantages and disadvantages for this new piece of technology covering all aspects from security to functionality: Advantages: • Faster boot up times: ChromeBook boots up very fast. On the average, it boots up in 10 seconds. You can see the screen instantly switch on when you close and open it. • Better battery lifetime: The average battery lifetime is 8 hours, […]

Microsoft Office SaaS?

Microsoft announced plans to release a free, advertising-supported service that would allow users to access versions of its Office applications through a standard web browser. Google offers their own services for $50 per year, as does IBM with their Lotus Symphony. Corporate customers will have the option of buying the service through a subscription or software licensing plan although pricing has not yet been determined. Caveat – the online versions won’t include all of the features of the traditional software […]

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