Blog Posts Tagged with "Mobile Phones"

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Court Upholds Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices

April 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that electronic devices may be seized at the border, confiscated, searched, and even transported to a separate facility for forensic examination - all without need for a warrant demonstrating of due cause...

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Mobile Phones are Being Hacked and Cloned

March 24, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Cloning occurs when hackers scan the airwaves to obtain SIM card information, electronic serial numbers and mobile identification numbers, and then using that data on other phones. The bad guy simply uses an interceptor, hardware, and software to make a phone exactly like yours...

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Majority of Used Mobile Devices Contain Personal Data

March 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The researchers found that used mobile devices still contained passwords, bank account information, contact lists, credit and debit card PIN numbers, and login credentials for social networking sites, leaving previous owners susceptible to identity theft and fraud...

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The SMS of Death Mobile Phone Attack Explained

March 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"They use special binary characters and overflowed headers to temporarily crash most older models made by manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorola, and Micromax. Carrier networks often aggravate the attacks by bombarding the target with the same malicious message..."

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Sending Phantom Data

January 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Microsoft is looking in to reports that its Windows Phone 7 software is sending from mobile devices unexpectedly. Reports indicate the data transfers are relatively large, ranging from 2MB to 5MB in size per transfer, and some complaints have the totals levels as high as 30MB to 50MB per day...

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Vodafone Investigating Database Breach Allegations

January 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Any unauthorised access to the portal will be taken very seriously, and would constitute a breach of employment or dealer agreement and possibly a criminal offence. All passwords have been reset and a review is being undertaken of the training and process as an additional precaution..."

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Phishing for Mobile Users? They Are Taking the Bait

January 05, 2011 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

It is critical for organizations to implement clearly defined policies for using mobile devices. It is also important that organizations continue to update their employees as risks, threats, requirements, etc. change on an ongoing basis. A once-a-year general training program is not enough...

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FBI Taps Mobile Phone Mic's for Surveillance

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan issued an opinion on the use of "roving bugs" for criminal investigations, confirming suspicions that the FBI was employing the technique of listening to nearby conversations via a suspect's cell phone mic...

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Over One Million Hit By Mobile Phone Malware

November 12, 2010 Added by:Headlines

This type of attack is particularly insidious, as victims are under the impression the messages are from trusted contacts, and many are unaware of the infection until they notice the dramatic increase in their usage charges...

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Are the days numbered for Chinese handsets in India?

October 09, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In a country with over 400 million mobile phones in use where ten million new phones are being sold every month, a security scare over cheap and illegal handsets imported from China, threatens to silence over 25 million handsets by end November.

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