Mobile mitigations for Meltdown and Spectre: A guide

Meltdown and Spectre are two critical vulnerabilities recently identified in modern processors. These vulnerabilities can allow unprivileged users to access memory belonging to other processes, including the kernel.

Much of the initial coverage of these vulnerabilities centred on desktop, server, and cloud systems, but they affect mobile devices as well. Apple, Google, Linux distributions, and Microsoft are now releasing patches to mitigate these issues.

How the exploits work

Meltdown and Spectre are hardware...

By Ojas Rege, 22 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

May the force be with you: Mobile identity, security, and Windows 10 for 2016

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Star Wars has gone from a cult-like programme to a global phenomenon. Parallel analogies can be drawn when we look at the growth of the mobile market, from house-brick sized, leather-clad devices, to well over a billion smartphones and growing.

Given the similarities between the two, it’s a useful exercise to view the mobile marketplace in 2016 through the lens of Star Wars. After all there is certainly an almighty battle taking place between legacy systems and mobile, with...

By Ojas Rege, 21 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development.