We're back from Thanksgiving - and we're still working on eating all the leftovers in our fridges. You know, good security is kind of like leftovers: you do have to spend some time on prep work, but it pays off for a long while afterwards.
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Tip of the week
A couple of our stories this week are about employers unexpectedly having access to your accounts or your phone after you've left a job, so our tip this week is about checking whether anyone has unexpected access to your mobile device. The major mobile platforms support a feature generically called "mobile device management," which lets you give an employer abilities ranging from requiring that you set a passcode to possibly remotely wiping your device. Because MDM is so powerful, it's also an appealing target of malware - if you're on family tech support duty for the holidays and you see a device acting strangely, such as having apps or VPNs that can't be uninstalled, you might want to check for unwanted MDM profiles and uninstall them. Apps can't set up MDM on their own - you have to …