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1/31/2015 | 8:53:50 PM
Re: BYOD
@pcharles09 - When it comes to devices with BOYD policy all app downloads should be restricted for the user. 
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1/31/2015 | 8:51:59 PM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
@nasimson – Either way don't you think that's wrong?
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 8:49:53 PM
Re: rip off
@nasimson – Seems that Microsoft has only come up with a new term for it "focused", apart from that the rest remains the same. 
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 8:48:19 PM
Re: BYOD
@Stratustician – I think cooperates should take this really slow even after this is fixed to ensure they keep their data safe. 
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 8:46:48 PM
Re: BYOD
@pcharles09- Has Microsoft answered to this question in any of the forums? 
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 8:45:10 PM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
@pcharles09- Thanks for sharing. It stores our security information in the cloud without asking for permission is definitely a major security flaw. 
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shakeeb,
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1/31/2015 | 8:42:57 PM
Re: BYOD
@Stratustician- Do you think Microsoft outlook mobile version will be able to work better than the inbuilt Email app on android?
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1/31/2015 | 4:08:03 PM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
@nasimson,

"But how can it be security flaw if password is saved and not compromised?"

The answer to that is 'How do you know when you'll be breached?'

You don't. So the mere fact that user credentials are stored is not a good thing. Look at what happened with the iCloud breach. A few months prior to that, people would probably swear that iCLoud wouldn't get hacked.

Imagine the same scenario, except it's with your CEO's corporate email...
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1/31/2015 | 4:05:35 PM
Re: BYOD
@Stratustician,

I hope so too. The problem is that with corporate BYOD policies, more often than not, the destination app that's on the user's devices isn't limited. The security policies just apply to things like passwords & encryption. If the users do end up downloading & using the Outlook app, they're essentially bypassing all of the BYOD policies since their credentials are stored on MSFT's servers as well.

So hopefully cautious IT departments are picking up on this & locking down apps too!
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1/31/2015 | 9:02:28 AM
Re: MAJOR SECURITY FLAW
> "the app stores user email and server credentials in the cloud
> without readily informing users, which jeopardises corporate security"

That can be a policy breach - if the corporate security policy is that of not to store passwords in the cloud.

But how can it be security flaw if password is saved and not compromised?
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