PDA security with Windows CE

Tuesday, 29 April 2003, 12:10 PM EST

Although there are numerous security threats associated with PDAs, the two biggest issues are viruses and the theft of sensitive data. At first, the thought of losing sensitive data or contracting a virus because of a PDA may seem ridiculous. However, both threats are very real, and I'll explain why. I'll also give you a few tips on constructing an effective PDA policy for your users.

Before you send me an e-mail message, let me explain I'm well aware that there has never been a documented case of a virus attacking a PDA. This may be because the Windows CE operating system is so simple. When Windows CE was initially designed several years ago, the engineers at Microsoft stripped down the Windows 95 operating system to its core, added a few simple applets, and the finished product became Windows CE.

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