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pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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2/20/2015 | 11:11:05 AM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
@shakeeb,

Getting hacked isn't the issue. It's the fact that those passwords are what's most likely used in the corporate environment. This essentially means MSFT may know corporate user login information. Whether it gets hacked is not the concern. It's the breach of credentials that is.
pcharles09
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2/20/2015 | 11:09:40 AM
Re: BYOD
@shakeeb,

That' why a lot of organizations use MDM software like Airwatch & GOOD to restrict what can be installed on corporate use devices. Most people won't like it if BYOD is in use. That's why a lot of people use multiple mobile devices.
pcharles09
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2/20/2015 | 11:08:27 AM
Re: BYOD
@shakeeb,

I believe there's been updates but no clear answer if this flaw is no longer an exploit. The non-MSFT penetration testers will probably be better suited to answer this question.
pcharles09
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2/20/2015 | 11:07:22 AM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
@shakeeb,

Correct. I mean it's in the use agreement, but most people don't read it!
gfish66
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2/3/2015 | 1:52:58 PM
Hellooooo Contacts???
Why is no one talking about Contacts?  Outlook Preview for Android doesn't access contacts as stored with the email account.  Instead it builds a list of recently used email contacts, and you don't anything additional data you may have stored, such as phone numbers, addresses, notes, etc.  As soon as I installed this app, all the contact names in my SMS app disappeared, replaced with only meaningless phone numbers.

Talk about COLOSSAL FAIL.  How can you use this app without Contacts?  I uninstalled it within 5 minutes.  I am stunned this hasn't been talked about.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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2/3/2015 | 2:28:50 AM
Re: BYOD
I am not sure how Outlook and other Office components will perform on iOS and Android. But I think MS is taking the right approach to embrace mobile computing trend. In the near future people will do more work on mobile phone/tablet than on normal PC. I do hope it will become better and better by integrating more existing functionalities.
Somedude8
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2/2/2015 | 2:17:44 PM
Re: rip off
Email folders have been around for a long long time, way before there was even a Gmail or even Google.
Stratustician
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1/31/2015 | 9:48:17 PM
Re: BYOD
It's too early to say. Anything that allows for better functionality is going to be preferred to a ported application that does basic functionality. Personally, I'm curious to see if I can get CRM integration in the outlook app. If so, it's a huge win for me as it moves away from multiple applications and a disconnected workflow.
Stratustician
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1/31/2015 | 9:45:01 PM
Re: BYOD
Whenever you introduce a new application into your workflow, absolutely. Take your time to do the right security audits. It's better to know what your vulnerabilities are than to just go ahead and implement an application right away. With the rise of BYOD and the fact that the standard perimeters we are used to are now changed due to cloud applications, applications are sadly one of the worst points of attack due to non-standardization of apps across platforms. It's easier to secure a laptop sitting in the corporate network than an app out there in the wild.
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 8:55:25 PM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
@pcharles09 – yes storing passwords itself is not a good thing. As you said you never know when you will be hacked. 
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