ReadWriteWeb: Data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden have discovered that Apple's iPhone records users' locations and a time stamp and stores the data in an unencrypted, unprotected file called "consolidated.db." Every time a user syncs an iPhone with another device, the same unprotected file is copied onto that device as well. Security experts say this discovery is troubling as this sort of geographic information is usually well protected.
Allan and Warden have created an iPhone tracker app that generates a map showing the location data stored in your iPhone.
One of the ways around the issues of security and control that make some businesses wary of cloud computing is to build a private cloud -- one that remains within the corporate firewall and is wholly controlled internally. Private clouds also increase the agility of IT an organization's IT infrastructure and make it easier to roll out new technology projects. Download this eBook to get the facts behind the private cloud and learn how your organization can get started.