Ellen MessmerSenior Editor, Network World, Network World

Ellen Messmer is a senior editor at Network World. She covers news and technology trends related to information security.

Steve Wozniak

Woz recalls his hacking pranks and online shenanigans

In his keynote address at a security conference, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak admitted he has enjoyed many adventures in hacking often for the sake of pranks, especially in his college days and the early years of working on computers and the Internet.

Symantec's new encryption options for Apple mobile devices, Dropbox file-sharing

Symantec this week announced two new data encryption options, one that is file-based encryption for use with Dropbox, and the second that works as an extension to the Apple iOS mail client to encrypt and decrypt documents.

iPad management, security crucial in hospital tablet roll out

Tablets, especially iPads, have become a way of life at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, which now issues the tablets to incoming medical students.

Apple security guru lays out iPad, iPhone crypto architecture at Black Hat

A top Apple security guru presented an in-depth view into the security architecture for iOS, the basis of iPhones and iPad tablets, underscoring the complex certificate-based encryption framework Apple has adopted.

Report: Google, FTC near deal on Safari privacy violation

Google is close to a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to pay a record fine of $22.5 million related to violating the privacy of millions of Apple Safari users.