June 20, 2012
“This strategy is not simply about embracing the newest technology - it is about keeping the DoD workforce relevant in an era when information and cyberspace play a critical role in mission success," said Teri Takai, Department of Defense chief information officer...
June 15, 2012
The Guide to Bluetooth Security describes the security capabilities of technologies based on Bluetooth, an open standard for short-range radio frequency communication, and gives recommendations to organizations on securing their devices effectively....
May 29, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
I recently tested a couple of Android network stumblers on a drive around the city and I found that not a lot has changed for consumer wireless networks since I last stumbled. There are still a TON of unprotected networks, default SSIDs and WEP networks out there...
May 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Did you know that this year the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of public Wi-Fi practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users...
May 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"The worst-case scenario here is an attacker who tricks the user into installing a malicious application that takes advantage of this privilege escalation flaw. Once the application has full access to the device, the attacker can install, delete, monitor, and modify the device..."
May 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"ZTE's Score M ships with an application featuring a hardcoded password that gives the user... administrator-level access. Running the program with the password spawns a root shell prompt on the Linux-powered mobes, allowing the phone to be completely taken over..."
May 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
For years, we've been arguing that cell phone location data should only be accessible to law enforcement with a search warrant. After all, as web enabled smart phones become more prevalent, this location data reveals an incredibly revealing portrait of your every move...
May 05, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Your mobile phone may be your new best friend. Four out of seven people have mobile phones, because a phone really is a great companion that brings us into contact with people, media, music, and finances. But unlike a German Shepherd, your mobile isn’t a security device...
May 02, 2012 Added by:Tom Eston
Mobile Application testing is something that will evolve as mobile apps get more complex and the business drives more towards mobile solutions. If you’re deploying mobile apps for your business it’s more important than ever to have testing done on three areas at a minimum....
April 20, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Mobile threats should alarm private industry, as the risk of data exposure is high due the growth of the mobile sector. Cyber criminals and governments are aware of the value of information to be gained from our mobile devices and are showing an increased interest in the sector...
April 10, 2012
Steve Lord, penetration tester extraordinaire and co-founder of 44Con, was at Black Hat Europe 2012 to talk about compromising MiFi (portable WiFi) devices to use for nefarious and not so nefarious purposes. But mainly for nefarious purposes (insert manic laughter)...
April 03, 2012 Added by:Kevin Doel
The idea is to choose phrase that you will be able to remember and a simple algorithm for converting it to a strong password. Even the best encryption systems are not going to protect your data if you use weak passwords and a hacker gains physical access to your mobile device...
March 28, 2012 Added by:Kyle Lagunas
Security risks associated with BYOD policies continue to intimidate some - one respondent said he is “scared to death of security vulnerabilities” - but what would do more to minimize risks than to adopt an official policy?
March 27, 2012 Added by:Kevin Doel
A lost or stolen phone constitutes a serious security threat to the information on the device because the attacker has unlimited time to gain access to the secrets that are stored therein. Important personal information should not be stored in any unsecured note application...
March 26, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski
Manufactures don’t always know how to retrieve data stored in new phones, so how do investigators do it? Staying up-to-date is challenging but not impossible. As criminals come up with new ways to abuse them, strangely enough, this can be beneficial for forensics...
March 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision has been lauded as a landmark ruling and the FBI's own lawyer commented that it is perceived as a sea change within the FBI. And now its impact is starting to work its way through the judicial system as courts evaluate warrantless use of GPS devices...
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