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ZTE Confirms Backdoor Vulnerability in Android Devices

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..."

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Making Mobile Health Security Possible

May 20, 2012 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

It’s no secret that healthcare is going mobile. If hackers or disloyal employees scan or manipulate health data that is sent via mobile applications, the consequences can range from embarrassment to death. Ensuring these connections are secure is absolutely critical...

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Malware Targeting Android Devices Increases Sharply

May 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The number of malicious Android application package files (APKs) received in Q1 2011 and in Q1 2012 reveals... an increase from 139 to 3063 counts... attributed to malware authors crafting their infected or trojanized applications to defeat anti-virus signature detection..."

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BYOD - It's a Personal Matter

May 16, 2012 Added by:Phil Klassen

When you own something, especially a mobile device, there is a sense of entitlement that the individual has. So it's critical that you establish the fact that using a personal device to do company business is a privilege, not a right, and that privilege can be taken away...

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The Importance of Mobile Device Management for Enterprise Security

May 13, 2012 Added by:Drayton Graham

Almost everyone has their own mobile phone these days, nd they are quickly becoming a necessity in business. In order to enable the kind of freedom BYOD brings, the corporate network and data needs to be protected. Mobile Device Management is a solution that will help with this...

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A Field Guide to Post-UDID Unique IDs on iOS

May 10, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Ongoing developments in the device-wide ID space focus on two dueling schemes and codebases: OpenUDID and SecureUDID. If you’re an iOS developer, this will serve as an introduction to the details of these systems, including their limitations and potential for data leakage...

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DOJ: Any Protection is too Much for Cell Phone Tracking

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...

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BYOD is really BYOPMD

May 07, 2012 Added by:Phil Klassen

BYOD should make the security society very nervous. For those who still believe that personal devices will never be a part of your network, remember, never say never. Regardless if non-corporate devices have accessed your network or not, the first step is acceptable use policy...

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Your New Best Friend May Not Protect You

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...

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Online Banking vs. Mobile Banking

May 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Mobile banking can offer additional security by enabling text-backs, as a second form of authentication. If you use your smartphone to access your bank’s website directly, it may recognize that you are using a mobile browser and automatically offer you a dedicated application...

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Remember Public Cellular Networks in Smart Meter Adoption

April 26, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

ICS/SCADA owners must strive to clearly identify their needs around cellular technologies, clearly demarcate the requirements for private/segmented/public cellular network use and understand the benefits/issues and threats of what they are utilizing...

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The Security, Privacy and Legal Implications of BYOD

April 24, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Some organizations believe that BYOD will allow them to avoid significant costs. Other companies believe that company data on personal devices is inevitable. Unfortunately, BYOD raises significant data security concerns which can lead to potential legal risk...

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On Cyber Threats in the Mobile Environment

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...

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Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking, Drones, and FBI Surveillance

April 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Documents prove warrantless cell phone tracking “has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show...

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Botnets a Growing National Security Concern

April 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

There is no clear line between cybercrime and cyber warfare, and botnets are a serious threat with tremendous offensive potential. Through a botnet it is possible to attack the nerve centers of a country, and isolated attacks can target critical infrastructure...

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Javvad Malik Interviews Steve Lord at Black Hat EU 2012

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)...

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