8 Things Tablets Still Can't Do
March 22, 2012 10:00 AM Have we really entered a post-PC world? The new Apple iPad and its tablet rivals still come up short on a few important measures.
Tablets Are Security Slackers
Apple iOS password managers aren't as secure as their developers would like us to believe. ElcomSoft security researchers, speaking in March at Black Hat Europe in Amsterdam, discussed their study of 13 iOS password keepers, only one of which had strong cryptographic protections. Three free apps even stored their master passwords in unencrypted form on the iOS device, making it child's play to uncover the password, the researchers reported. And at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco, two presentations focused on security weakness of mobile hardware and software--an issue that's delaying deployment of strong protections around mobile apps. (These aren't tablet-specific gripes, of course, but rather ones that apply to all mobile devices, including smartphones.)