Blog Posts Tagged with "Mobile Security"
April 15, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf
One drawback of BYOD is that each mobile operating system comes with its own architecture and security concerns. Any company that embraces BYOD and mobile technologies must account for the different platforms its employees use to complete work-related functions.
February 24, 2012 Added by:Pamela Gupta
Traditional access control is simple, but permission-based access has become challenging – applications that request the user’s permission to access sensitive data explicitly. We are expecting users to be system administrators without adequate training, which is not feasible...
February 16, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
I put together a free utility called AdiOS (Addressbook Detector for iOS) that lets Mac users scan the iOS apps in your iTunes directory to see if they have the potential to dump your phone book externally. AdiOS detects apps that access your address book using a binary grep...
February 01, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford
We’re pretty good at if-then analysis for controls in security. Let’s turn it around though and start thinking if-then in the negative sense. Prevention tools and processes need to fail gracefully and lead us into detection and response mode...
January 26, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
Sophos unveiled its latest Security Threat Report 2012, a detailed assessment of the threat landscape—from hacktivism and online threats to mobile malware, cloud computing and social network security, as well as IT security trends for this coming year...
January 24, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
While Android may be a new platform, some of the security issues we found are reminiscent of old mistakes we have seen developers make. One example of this was the practice of hard-coding cryptographic keys directly into the application...
January 24, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Never before have so many criminals been so organized across borders as they are today. The Internet has spawned international crime syndicates of the best criminal minds who seek to take from you, your government, and all the merchants we rely on to provide products and services...
January 19, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
The human link: There is an ever-widening disparity between the sophistication of networks and the people who use them. When direct attacks on an organization’s defenses fail, cybercriminals often use social engineering toolkits to exploit unsuspecting employees...
January 18, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Infosec pros just started getting comfy with profiling, analyzing, and defending web-based apps from a server, consumed by a human, and used in a browser. Hang on tight because the world just took a sharp left and if you're not buckled in you're bound to be thrown from the bus...
January 12, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
With the dominance of iOS and the rising popularity of Android devices in the mobile marketplace, the security of these devices is a growing concern. This infographic examines the security features of Android and iOS, and also takes a look at their strengths and weaknesses...
December 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Issues gaining attention over the past year include the weakening of the digital certificate authorities, surges in malware targeting mobile devices, designer malware, and the rash of corporate network breaches - be they by hacktivists, nation-state supported hackers, or criminal syndicates...
December 08, 2011 Added by:Nick Owen
Carriers are not incentivized to secure their users accounts. SMS is really just an email sent to a phone over a provider that barely cares about security. 99% of SMS messages don't require security so don't expect the carriers to add any soon...
December 06, 2011 Added by:Ed Moyle
These guys built a tool called "woodpecker" that snakes around inside popular Android phone platforms looking for places where the phone is configured so as to violate the Android permission enforcement model. Go read it - you'd be surprised what they've found...
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