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Research Sheds Light on New Surveillance Apps for Smartphones

September 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The FinSpy Mobile analysis will allow vulnerable and at-risk users to better understand the threat of government surveillance and make better judgements to protect their security and privacy. This software is sophisticated and powerful...

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Mobile Security: Surfing the Paradox

August 22, 2012

The basis of the paradox – how can a device that is so small, open, innovative, tactile, easy to use and readily available retain mass-market appeal while at the same time remaining secure? This is the challenge not just from a software or hardware perspective, but also a cultural one...

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The Risks from a Lost or Stolen Mobile Device

August 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Mobile devices are on the move, meaning they can more easily be lost or stolen and their screens and keyboards are easier targets for “over the shoulder” browsing. When we lose our phones, we think about the pain and cost of replacing the device. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg...

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BYOD: Challenges of Protecting Data - Part Three

August 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

BYOD is going to take the many small holes in your environment and drive a semi truck through them... blowing a hole the size of a Buick in what security we have now. And it's not just because BYOD is going to happen whether you like it or not - but because we need to fix this train wreck we call corporate security...

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Wireless Network Security: A Beginner's Guide

August 02, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

The T.J. Maxx data breach was due to insecure wireless connectivity. Estimates of the costs for this security fiasco are a staggering $4.5 billion. Had the staff at T.J. Maxx had this book at hand and used it, they may have been able to save themselves a significant amount of money...

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Un-Ninja the NinjaTel Phone

August 01, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

For the lucky few that did get the phone, you will be happy to know that the phone has been rooted, but the bootloader is locked. In order to get to any of the settings all that was required was pulling up the IDE app in an area where the phone couldn't connect to any of the pre-installed wireless access points...

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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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Visualize Wi-Fi Networks Using Vistumbler and Google Earth

July 30, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Vistumbler is an excellent free tool that scans for nearby wireless networks within range of your wi-fi adapter. Once Vistumbler finds a wireless network it will display the networks SSID, signal strength, encryption being used, mac address, the networks channel, access point manufacturer, and much more...

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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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BYOD too Big for Twitter...

July 29, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

It's not a question of technology, it really isn't. The one problem that we keep running into is that user's don't want us installing things on their personal devices. It's the whole entitlement mentality that our users have somehow attained through all of our babying. That's the cost of using their resources...

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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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Security is Your Responsibility When Using Free Wi-Fi

July 17, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Free wireless hot spots deliver a high-speed internet connection, but this convenient no hassle access to the internet comes with a lack of security. This doesn't mean you should avoid accessing a free wireless hot spot, it just means you need to be aware of how to protect your device when you do...

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NIST Guidelines for Securing Mobile Devices in the Enterprise

July 11, 2012

The purpose of this publication is to help organizations centrally manage and secure mobile devices against a variety of threats. This publication provides recommendations for selecting, implementing, and using centralized management technologies, and it explains the security concerns inherent in mobile device use...

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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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