When the threats get weird, the security solutions get weirder

The world of security is getting super weird. And the solutions may be even weirder than the threats!

Next year, our phones and desktops will be ground zero for an arms race between bizarre new threats and strange new innovations in cybersecurity.

The world of security is getting super weird. And the solutions may be even weirder than the threats!

I told you last week that some of the biggest companies in technology have been caught deliberately introducing potential vulnerabilities into mobile operating systems and making no effort to inform users.

One of those was introduced into Android by Google. In that case, Android had been caught transmitting location data that didn’t require the GPS system in a phone, or even an installed SIM card. Google claimed that it never stored or used the data, and it later ended the practice.

Tracking is a real problem for mobile apps, and this problem is underappreciated in considerations around BYOD policies.

Next year, our phones and desktops will be ground zero for an arms race between bizarre new threats and strange new innovations in cybersecurity.

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When the threats get weird, the security solutions get weirder | Mike Elgan | Computer World

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