Evan Schuman

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Evan Schuman has covered IT issues for a lot longer than he'll ever admit. The founding editor of retail technology site StorefrontBacktalk, he's been a columnist for CBSNews.com, RetailWeek, Computerworld and eWeek and his byline has appeared in titles ranging from BusinessWeek, VentureBeat and Fortune to The New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, The Detroit News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Evan can be reached at eschuman@thecontentfirm.com and he can be followed at twitter.com/eschuman. Look for his blog twice a week.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Evan Schuman and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Google finds a nation-state level of attacks on iPhone

Apple is sneaking around its own privacy policy — and will regret it

Apple is sneaking around its own privacy policy — and will regret it

Apple has a complicated relationship with privacy. It loves to tout its efforts, especially as a differentiator with Google. But actually delivering privacy? That’s a different story.

When biometrics can be outsmarted this way, we need to talk

When biometrics can be outsmarted this way, we need to talk

It’s a sad fact of mobile authentication: the industry tends to initially support the least effective and secure options. Take the recent case of the sleeping woman in China, for instance.

Latest Android security hole shows why IT should consider a mobile app allow list

Latest Android security hole shows why IT should consider a mobile app allow list

The mobile app security headaches continue. This time it's spyware found by mobile security firm Zimperium that not only steals data, but can silently control mic and camera — and secretly delete security apps. Fun times.

Store your corporate card on an iPhone? Uh-oh

Store your corporate card on an iPhone? Uh-oh

Apple, Google, and especially Visa this month have given us yet another example of how security and convenience are at odds in the mobile world. Convenience seems to have won out.

Google now tells criminals when Chrome users are 'idle.' What could go wrong?

Google now tells criminals when Chrome users are 'idle.' What could go wrong?

Another day, another revelation that mobile vendors might not always have users’ needs in mind, but they sure are helpful to cyberthieves.

How one coding error turned AirTags into perfect malware distributors

How one coding error turned AirTags into perfect malware distributors

A security researcher found that an open area for typing in a phone number has unintentionally turned AirTags into God’s gift to malware criminals.

Apple’s latest right-to-repair trick is delightfully evil

Apple’s latest right-to-repair trick is delightfully evil

I’ve always been impressed by how clever Apple can get when trying to protect its repair revenue. A new report from MacRumors doesn’t disappoint.

On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better

On app tracking, both Android and iOS have to do better

While Google has announced plans to reset permissions for older, rarely used Android apps, Apple’s app-tracking-transparency efforts in iOS have fallen short of the company’s grand vision.

Apple's anti-porn overreach — good intent, bad execution

Apple's anti-porn overreach — good intent, bad execution

Apple has unveiled plans to use its extensive powers to fight child pornography. Even though it has good intentions, the company's actual plan has given people dozens of reasons to oppose the move.

This Vultur app takes malicious to the next level

This Vultur app takes malicious to the next level

As if IT needs more reminders that apps in app stores may not be secure, a Netherlands security firm has found a new Android dropper app dubbed Vultur. It offers, and delivers, legitimate functionality, then shifts into malicious mode...

It's time, IT — set the rules of the road for mobile

It's time, IT — set the rules of the road for mobile

When it comes to keeping everyone in the company on the same page, IT could be doing more. That's especially true when making sure mobile devices are secured.

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