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I want to believe - Dan the Serene
October 6th, 2011
10:59 am


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I want to believe
Since the iPhone 4S launch is such a big deal and being written about in so many places, I have a question: Has anything been done to address the many significant security issues that prevented DoD (and many other government agencies, including mine) from adopting iOS for government use? Last I checked, they had still made zero progress on certifying a cryptographic module to FIPS 140-2 standard as required for all sensitive but unclassified use, to mention one very important shortcoming. They can’t knockout RIM until they get some security. Even Windows phones have the necessary cryptography and enterprise support if anyone cared.

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Date:October 7th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
I can talk, text, take pictures and listen to music!
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Date:October 7th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed by almost everything about it except the complete absence of security. Since my field is IT Security in a government environment, I weigh the grade a bit differently than other people. Heck, I still might get one for personal use.

Go forth and do great things.
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Date:October 7th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
But, dude: iPhone!
What the hell do you need to secure? Texts about dinner? Pics of people who parked badly? DO IT.
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