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Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices

November 05, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

An iPhone 5 with 64 GB of storage and the Apple A6 system-on-a-chip processor has more raw computing power entire data centers had some years ago. With billions of handheld devices in use , it is imperative that forensics investigators know how to ensure that the data in them can be preserved...

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Why doesn't your VPN work on the road?

October 29, 2012 Added by:Rainer Enders

With the ubiquity of mobile devices, staying securely connected to work - in theory - should require nothing more than an internet connection, and seemingly everywhere you travel, whether that be in hotels, airports, or conference trade shows, offer such connections. But the reality is more complicate...

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The Undervalued Security Benefits of IPsec

October 26, 2012 Added by:Rainer Enders

For too long, IPsec struggled with a reputation of being cumbersome to implement and manage. However, even amid the harshest of its critics, its ability to secure data has rarely, if ever, come into question. Now, through advancements in the technology's infrastructure, IPsec has become easy to use...

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Five Ways BYOD can Harm your Company

October 02, 2012 Added by:Michelle Drolet

It’s becoming more and more common for workers to store work-related documents on devices they bring to and from work each day. While this can be convenient--employees can access important documents at home or on the road--it also creates greater security risks for businesses...

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New Mobile Security App for Android Smartphones

September 27, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

As more online retailers introduce mobile e-commerce applications, criminal hackers are taking notice. Existing mobile operating systems are under attack and, like standard PC operating systems, they sometimes fail to provide the necessary security to support a payment application...

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BYOD: Mobile Security Tips for Small Businesses

September 16, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you choose to use your personal device for work purposes, at any time, for any reason, your employer will more than likely want control over that device. This means that, again, your employer may have remote capabilities to monitor activity wipe your device’s data...

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The Fine Print of Smartphone Privacy

September 14, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

How often do you think about your cell phone or smartphone privacy? Sure, you think about its physical security, but how often do you think about the security of your data? Your contacts, your email addresses, your location data, your apps, etc. You probably don’t think about this enough...

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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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