Reuters reports that Bryan Glance of MobileArmor advises us not to put any secure information on a PDA (Palm OS or Pocket PC based) in Reuters: Hand-Held Devices Easy to Hack, Security Experts Say.
Ed Hansberry (PocketPCThoughts Contributing Editor)offers a rebuttal to this claim and some advice at: PocketPCThoughts: Handheld Devices Lack Security?
Me? I tend to be Ed’s camp on this matter. PDAs are a great tool. And, one of the tool functions it can provide is to store secure information in a secure way. The trick it to make sure to use additional software tools to make keep that information secure. And, as Ed points out, those tools are out there. Quite honestly, I think information with appropriate security software stored in a PDA is more secure than storing that same information written on a card in my physical wallet.
What do you think? Do you believe you can adequately secure information on your PDA?