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Searching for a Mobile Device Diagnostics Provider? Be Warned About Backdoors.

In 2017, Apple shut down its Check Activation Lock Status webpage, a tool many individuals and mobile diagnostics providers used to manually check to see if iOS devices were open for activation and not locked to a previous user’s iCloud account. The tool worked by checking the iPhone’s IMEI device or serial number to verify if the FMiP (Find my iPhone) activation lock was turned off. Though Apple didn’t publicly … Read More

Why are Data Erasure Certifications & 3rd Party Validations So Important?

At Blancco, we talk a lot about our global certifications and 3rd party validations of our products. But we also understand that the world of compliance, approvals, standards and certifications can be confusing for those who don’t work in legal and compliance roles. This document will help you understand the importance of both data erasure certifications and third-party validations and the role they play in choosing a data erasure software … Read More

Best Practices for Endpoint Security: It’s Time for a New Perspective.

When you think about endpoint security, what comes to mind? Endpoint security focuses on protecting corporate networks that are bridged to users’ devices remotely via laptops, mobile devices, tablets and other technologies. Because these gadgets are connected to corporate networks, they can represent a security threat. Endpoint security is designed to lessen these threats through proactive practices and tools, such as firewalls, access controls, antivirus software and intrusion prevention, among … Read More

Erasing Data – The Key to Digital Defense

With World Backup Day serving as a bookend to Digital Spring Cleaning Month in March, technology users across the globe are taking extra care of their devices and data. World Backup Day was originally created by a few Reddit users who were concerned about the preservation of their digitized information. It now acts as a reminder to not only backup devices, but also the importance of erasing data that’s unnecessary … Read More

Highlights from MWC 2018: The Maturing Mobile Market

Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018) is officially in the books, and this show was one of the best yet. This year’s focus was less on specific models and operating systems and more about how the industry will use new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve customers’ problems across the full sales lifecycle. But the show also focused on how to secure, … Read More

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