Arik Hesseldahl

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Security Firm Rapid7 Acquires Seattle’s Mobilisafe

Rapid7, the Boston-based cloud-based security concern that runs the widely used vulnerability warning service Metasploit, said today that it has acquired Seattle-based Mobilisafe, a firm focused on mobile security, specifically the management of risks associated with the “bring your own device” trend in which workers use their own smartphones and tablets for company business. Financial terms have not been disclosed.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus