March 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines
The operation was intended to snare unsuspecting targets previously aggregated in a database. Those who scanned the QR-Code were then cross-referenced with known targets, and those targets were subsequently pwned, having their address books, texts and emails exfiltrated...
March 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Wi-Fi is great for bringing in customers and as a promotional tool that creates customer loyalty. Merchants such as hotels, coffee shops, burger joints and anyplace with a store front, chairs and tables is offering free Wi-Fi. But what about all the Wi-Fi security threats?
March 06, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan
Portable and mobile storage devices are significant players in most corporate offices. Ensuring proper protection with a best practices policy and strict enforcement offers significant risk reduction—and can prevent long nights on data breach investigations...
February 28, 2012
The purpose of this publication is to help organizations improve their WLAN security by providing recommendations for WLAN security configuration and monitoring. This publication supplements other NIST publications by consolidating their key recommendations...
February 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering have revealed a technique that could allow an unauthorized third-party to track the location of a cell phone using data available from cellular networks...
February 10, 2012 Added by:Security Ninja
Developers, project managers and executive officers need to be able to evaluate the risk that they are exposing their customers and their businesses to. They need to know how to measure the security posture of their apps and to make decisions on what changes to make...
February 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines
U.S. Secret Service’s New York Field Office recently investigated a sophisticated operation in which information from the cell phone accounts of tens of thousands of people is stolen to support a black market in international calling...
February 07, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton
Many of us use and love Bluetooth technology. It’s easy to set up and convenient to use. But you might want to think twice about what you use it for because that easy connection for you can also be an easy connection for a cybercreep...
January 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Silent SMS delivers a text message without the user being aware, but leads to the creation of a log with the cell phone company that reveals what cell phone towers the phone was closest to, revealing the phone’s location to help with tracking...
January 12, 2012 Added by:Spencer McIntyre
Recently, WPS has been given a lot of attention due to research by Stefan Viehböck that exposed a vulnerability that allowed the PIN of WPS enabled devices to be brute-forced in an efficient manner.This is a major concern because it can ultimately expose the WPA passphrase used to join the network...
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 14, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle
"The attack is not device specific and appears to be an issue with the way the Windows Phone messaging hub handles messages. The bug is also triggered if a user sends a Facebook chat message or Windows Live Messenger message to a recipient..."
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 07, 2011
This document was produced jointly with the OWASP mobile security project. It is also published as an ENISA deliverable in accordance with our work programme 2011. It is written for developers of smartphone apps as a guide to developing secure applications...
November 20, 2011 Added by:Kevin Johnson
When gaps are uncovered in an environment, they must be augmented with new policies, as is the case with mobile devices. The need for businesses and government to establish strong policies for mobile environments and the protection of information used with mobile devices is immediate...
November 17, 2011 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA
The selection of encryption algorithms to support a mobile device will be determined by data classification considerations and business requirements. Several vendors in the defense industry are developing FIPS 140-2 validated devices to support applications used by the DoD and NSA...
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