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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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FCC Seeks Public Comment on Mobile Data Collection Policies

July 10, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The FCC revived an inquiry first launched in 2007 to investigate telecom carriers’ practices regarding the privacy and security of information stored on mobile communications devices, prompted by the recent controversy in which software installed on mobile phones was shown to be collecting data from customers...

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Law Enforcement Sought 1.3 Million Cell Phone Records in 2011

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Law enforcement agencies are looking for a needle, but what are they doing with the haystack? We need to know how law enforcement differentiates between records of innocent people, and those that are subjects of investigation, as well as how it handles, administers, and disposes of this information..."

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Is Your WPA2 Protected Wireless Network Really Secure

July 01, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

A weak WPA2 passphrase could be hacked allowing an unauthorized person to use the wireless network. Even worse this unauthorized person could decrypt the communications revealing emails you send, web sites you visit, and passwords you use for access to websites...

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How Do I Protect Myself When Using Wi-Fi?

June 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Today, with criminal hackers as sophisticated as ever, if you are using an open unsecured network on your mobile device, you risk exposing your data. There are many ways for hackers to see who’s connected on a wireless connection, and to gain access to your information...

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How to Save Your Photos from a BYOD Security Policy

June 24, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

One of the more common rules is to enable the remote wipe and lock feature. This means that if your device was ever stolen or compromised, the IT department can remotely lock the device and then wipe any data from it. And yes, that would include all of your photos as well as other items...

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The DOD's Mobility Device Strategy Released

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...

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NIST Guide to Bluetooth Security Final Version

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....

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Quick Wireless Network Security Reminders

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...

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Free Wi-Fi - Friend or Foe? An Infographic

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...

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Symantec's Analysis of the ZTE Android Backdoor Vulnerability

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..."

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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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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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