Mobile Device Security

  • 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.

  • January 18, 2006 18 Jan'06

    Fixes in for BlackBerry vulnerability

    Attackers could exploit a security hole in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to block attachments or launch malicious code.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    'Unwired' Series: Preventing danger on the rails

    A transportation firm uses wireless technology to keep the trains running on time. But securing mobile devices isn't easy when they're spread across the globe.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Study: Office likely location for laptop lifts

    A recent study by Credant Technologies found the office to be the most common place for a laptop to be stolen, despite physical security measures. Of laptops that are filched, about 90% contain sensitive information.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Nokia takes stab at RIM with Intellisync deal

    In a play that could offer businesses more options in wireless e-mail and other mobile applications, Nokia announced plans last week to buy Intellisync for more than $400 million.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Wireless e-mail a primary security concern

    A new survey points out mobile anxieties among companies -- and wireless e-mail tops the list.