Podcast - 16th April 2014
We begin this week's podcast with a discussion about the Heartbleed bug, the effect it's having on the mobile industry and the wider issues for all internet users.
We're also talking about the future of BlackBerry, UK 4G coverage, new CEOs, Bluetooth connectivity, privacy concerns and the next generation of mobile processors.
Google and BlackBerry have both confirmed that aspects of their mobile software are affected by the Heartbleed bug.
Heartbleed, which became public last week, exploits a flaw in the OpenSSL software. OpenSSL is one of the options for protecting online information and preventing criminals from ‘listening in’ to internet traffic.
Vodafone Germany and mobile security specialist Giesecke & Devrient have revealed an end-to-end encryption service based on a customer’s SIM card.
The service, which is called Secure SIM Data, can be used to encrypt and sign emails, documents, data carriers and VPN connections.
by Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director of the Technology, Media & Telecoms team at Barclays
The GSMA reported that 85,000 visitors attended Mobile World Congress this year, breaking all previous records for the show.
Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director of the Technology, Media & Telecoms team at Barclays, reflects on his time in Barcelona and some of the key themes to come out of this year’s show.
A new research study conducted by Kantar Media on behalf of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has shown that mobile application users believe apps are safer than accessing the internet via a browser.
These consumers also trusted well-known app brands and official app stores to provide a safe, secure and reliable user experience.