Mobile Device Security

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    Mobile phone spyware -- it's here

    Mobile spyware has popped up a few times recently. Researchers say it isn't time to worry -- yet.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Smartphones, PDAs left in cabs at alarming rates

    Mobile devices are frequently being left behind in taxis despite warnings to protect them and the data they hold.

  • November 22, 2006 22 Nov'06

    Mobile security, compliance falling short

    Mobile security and compliance safeguards are nowhere near the levels they should be, according to recent research by the BPM Forum.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Direct Push security questionable

    Email received via Microsoft Direct Push, while encrypted over the air, is stored in an unsecured state, prompting some mobile experts to declare it a flaw.

  • October 18, 2006 18 Oct'06

    Locating a lifted laptop

    Everyone focuses on what to do if critical data is stolen, but what about the costs and headaches involved when the physical device goes missing? Absolute Software solves that problem with its 'LoJack for laptops.'

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Mobile security policy useless if not enforced

    Strong mobile policies have become necessary to ensure mobile security. But security policies aren't worth the paper they're printed on if they're not enforced.

  • September 06, 2006 06 Sep'06

    SMS phishing is here

    Phishing attacks are no longer limited to email. Recently, researchers uncovered phishing scams using SMS, and mobile experts say enterprises should be wary of these so-called SMiShing scams.

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    BlackBerry vulnerability, mobile viruses are real threats

    At this month's Black Hat conference, a presentation centered around BBProxy, a hacking program that can take advantage of the trust relationship between a BlackBerry and an enterprise's internal server to hijack network connections.

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  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Mobile security starts with policy

    Mobile security can no longer be an afterthought. Mobile experts say security starts, but doesn't end, with policy.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Stolen VA laptop found

    It remains to be seen if personal data on millions of veterans and active duty personnel was copied from the laptop or compromised in any other way.

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06

    Data theft roundup: More laptops stolen, roughly 300,000 at risk

    Three stolen laptops jeopardize the personal information of former supermarket employees, customers of and members of the YMCA.

  • April 26, 2006 26 Apr'06

    Virus onslaught sickens smartphones

    Mobile viruses are still somewhat of an unknown. They're out there, but they've only just begun. What are they, what do they do, and what can you do for protection?

  • April 10, 2006 10 Apr'06

    Survey exposes lax mobile security

    Executives say they worry about smartphone security, but according to a survey from The Economist and Symantec, their approach to the problem is often inadequate.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Pointsec partners get security push

    In a move to bring data encryption and device security to the masses, Pointsec this week launched a new business unit focused solely on integrating security with partners.

  • March 13, 2006 13 Mar'06

    Proof-of-concepts heighten mobile malware fears

    By themselves, Crossover and RedBrowser are fairly harmless, but they're a sign that the digital underground is likely working toward large-scale attacks against handheld devices.