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Companies explore self-detonating data as security control

Ellen Messmer | May 3, 2013
The popular Snapchat photo-messaging app used mainly by Android and iOS mobile device owners to share images that then self-destruct after 10 seconds is the sort of security idea that businesses say can help them secure online transactions with business partners.

He points out that other Snapchat-like services oriented toward mobile have sprung up -- such as Facebooks Poke, as well as Wickr and Silent Circle which take advantage of encryption as well. These type of services are presenting digital forensics with new challenges, Novak notes. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets that use these type of services remains a new and evolving field beyond traditional computer-based forensics which is now more automated.


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