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Smartphone insecurity

Apple's iPhone

NPR recently reported on how your company’s IT department can wipe out your smartphone if you use it to retrieve email from work.  Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says it’s a two-way street:  employee phones can also breach corporate security.

He spoke to KPLU's Dave Meyer. You can listen to their conversation by clicking the audio 'play' arrow above.

Mark  sees a growing divide between the enterprise and consumer markets, with RIM's Blackberry and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 appealing to security conscious corporate customers, and Apple's iPhone and Google's Android appealing to the rest of us.  

Although Apple is perceived as more secure than Microsoft when it comes to personal computers, Mark says Microsoft is ahead in smartphone security.

"The whole idea of security is splitting these markets into ways that neither Microsoft nor Apple probably intended."

According to Mark, you can have security, or you can have hundreds of thousands of cool apps, but you can't have both.

Dave Meyer has been anchoring KNKX news shows since 1987. He grew up along the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair and graduated from Washington State University with degrees in communications and psychology.
Mark Anderson is the CEO of the Strategic News Service® (SNS), SNS was the first subscription-based newsletter on the Internet, and is read by Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Hurd, and industry leaders and investors in computing and communications worldwide. Mark is the founding chair of the Future in Review® (FiRe) Conference, which the Economist has labeled “the best technology conference in the world,” as well as of SNS Project Inkwell, the first global consortium to address technology design changes for one-to-one computing in classrooms. He is the founder of two software companies, a hedge fund, and the Washington Technology Industry Association “Fast Pitch” investment forum, Washington’s premier technology investment conference.