Blog Posts Tagged with "Mobile Devices"

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BYOD: Challenges of Protecting Data - Part Two

August 01, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Productivity is nice to talk about when you can sit at home and read your corporate email on your tablet, or mobile phone - but what if that device is ridden with malware, or hijacked to be part of a botnet, there are very serious security and productivity implications there. Let's expand on this a bit...

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How Does Jailbreaking or Rooting Affect Mobile Device Security?

August 01, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

By hacking your device, you can potentially open security holes that may have not been readily apparent, or undermine the device’s built-in security measures. Jailbroken and rooted phones are much more susceptible to viruses and malware...

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Five Security Tips for Android Phones and Tablets

July 31, 2012 Added by:Nicholas Cifranic

Android app stores such as Google Play have little or no security implementation, so anyone with a developer account may publish applications. Although Google has been attempting to enforce more controls to detect malicious apps, hackers are still publishing malware disguised as popular applications...

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BYOD: Challenges of Protecting Data - Part One

July 30, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Whether we're talking about cloud computing, or BYOD, or hacking in general - the buck stops with data. Some believe you can't ever classify all of your data and you should move on, while others believe that without making data custodians responsible for classification of critical data nothing else can happen...

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Is There a Risk in Using My Personal Device for Work?

July 24, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) has become widely adopted to refer to workers bringing their personal mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PDAs, into the workplace for use and connectivity. Because your employer is liable for potentially lost data, if you BYOD, plan on giving up some liberties...

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NSA Seeks Solutions for Secure Mobile Capabilities

July 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“First and foremost, our whole strategy from a classified mobility perspective is very much focused on commercial solutions for classified [communications]... It’s our intent that we would deliver, end-to-end, a solution that is reliant on all commercial components and we believe we can do that...”

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Beware of BYOD Wreaking Havoc

July 13, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet

The downside to the BYOD movement is the difficulty of maintaining security. How do IT departments provide easy access to documents and files for a host of different devices and still ensure that sensitive material remains safe and workplace systems are not exposed to serious threats? How can they safeguard networks?

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Selling Your Old Smartphone? Not Smart...

July 12, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

I purchased a bunch of used devices off of Craigslist and eBay to see if I could find data on the devices. I found a startling amount of personal data including photos, phone numbers, addresses, emails, text messages and passwords. Even if you wipe and reformat a hard drive, you may still miss something...

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Navigating the Minefield of Mobile Technology Purchasing

July 10, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

In organizations, there is a constant struggle between satisfying the technological needs of workers while maintaining an adherence to compliance and security. Remote access represents the next major iteration of this battle. This complexity also means there’s far more overlap between the pain points...

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FCC Seeks Public Comment on Mobile Data Collection Policies

July 10, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FCC revived an inquiry first launched in 2007 to investigate telecom carriers’ practices regarding the privacy and security of information stored on mobile communications devices, prompted by the recent controversy in which software installed on mobile phones was shown to be collecting data from customers...

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Law Enforcement Sought 1.3 Million Cell Phone Records in 2011

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Law enforcement agencies are looking for a needle, but what are they doing with the haystack? We need to know how law enforcement differentiates between records of innocent people, and those that are subjects of investigation, as well as how it handles, administers, and disposes of this information..."

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MMarketPay.A Android Malware Found in the Wild

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers have discovered a new malware strain targeting Android devices that is designed to make unauthorized purchases from infected units. The malware has been detected as being spread by at least nine different application markets and may have infected as many as one-hundred thousand users...

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Small Tech Firms Pursue Level 1 Service Provider PCI Compliance

July 01, 2012 Added by:Stacey Holleran

Small technology companies are finding themselves in a unique business situation as prospective clients increasingly request software applications and hosting solutions that can accommodate secure mobile payment transactions, bringing these technology companies to the forefront as “merchant service providers”...

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Researchers Unveil Advanced Malware Detection Method

June 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Unlike traditional malware detection tools, RiskRanker does not rely on malware samples and signatures already identified. It is able to identify applications that exhibit signs of malicious code while they are still in the marketplace, before the malware is downloaded onto potential victim's mobile devices...

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Myth or Fact? Debunking the Biggest Information Security Myths

June 27, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Myths have existed throughout history in different cultures and times. The information security industry isn’t excluded from having its own share of myths. So, I got in touch with some European security professionals to share their views on some of the biggest security myths that need busting...

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Legal Implications of BYOD Part II: Preparing Use Policies

June 26, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Unfortunately, implementing a BYOD strategy and developing personal device use policies is not a one-size-fits-all cookie cutter exercise. In most cases significant privacy, security and legal challenges exist, and those challenges will vary depending on a multitude of factors that are specific to the organization...

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