Mobile Device Security

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    Loss, theft still No. 1 threat to mobile data

    While hackers, worms and viruses can attack a wireless network, experts say valuable data more often becomes the victim when a device is lost or stolen.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Symantec making waves in mobile device security

    Symantec's pairing with Nokia and purchase of Sygate indicates that the security company is continuing to look for ways to protect devices and networks.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    This cell phone fraud has a familiar ring

    A new study says the mobile content industry is losing billions through ringtone theft and fraud -- a trend that will continue if the market doesn't wizen up.

  • October 12, 2005 12 Oct'05

    Laptops lifted right under corporate noses

    A new survey of Global 2000 professionals shows most laptops are lost or stolen at work and hold the kind of secrets that should give everyone goose bumps.

  • July 15, 2005 15 Jul'05

    Conquering the keys to convergence

    Device and application convergence is becoming more important to all enterprises, but several challenges, especially related to mobile devices, could stand in the way.

  • November 23, 2004 23 Nov'04

    ReefEdge cuts staff, reworks strategy

    The wireless LAN security and management vendor has trimmed its staff and is reworking its strategy, the latest sign that the WLAN market could be moving toward a dramatic consolidation.

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    Bluetooth: Security's 'silent killer'

    Bluetooth is becoming commonplace in the enterprise and otherwise, but researchers say Bluetooth devices aren't secure and can threaten the security of corporate network data.

  • June 30, 2004 30 Jun'04

    Small changes can thwart WLAN hackers

    Stopping wireless intruders isn't hard, but one expert says most companies neglect the simple tasks that can keep wireless LANs secure.

  • March 09, 2004 09 Mar'04

    Wi-Fi security must go beyond encryption

    At Gartner's Wireless and Mobile Summit, a top analyst said that keeping a Wi-Fi network safe takes much more than the latest encryption -- it takes strong policies as well.

  • February 16, 2004 16 Feb'04

    Gartner advises firms to deactivate Bluetooth

    Following security warnings about Bluetooth from handset makers Nokia and Sony Ericsson, Gartner is advising most enterprises to deactivate Bluetooth on their mobile devices.

  • October 21, 2003 21 Oct'03

    The new churn concern

    A federal regulation set to take effect next month may worsen one industry's notoriously bad customer retention rates.

  • October 20, 2003 20 Oct'03

    Security provider offers Wi-Fi authentication for SMBs

    Wireless Security Corp. is offering a new service that lets SMBs outsource Wi-Fi security and authentication, helping companies with the difficult and time-consuming task of managing wireless security.

  • June 17, 2003 17 Jun'03

    Improved Wi-Fi security is not for everyone yet

    The Wi-Fi Alliance has abandoned WEP for WPA. The industry is applauding the move away from the broken and maligned security protocol, but implementing WPA, especially in large user environments, presents its own challenges.

  • May 19, 2003 19 May'03

    Air Force base capitalizes on wireless system from IBM

    An Air Force base in Utah has recruited a new wireless system from IBM that it believes will save millions of dollars -- and a lot of time -- moving parts for its fighter jets.

  • May 07, 2003 07 May'03

    Monster courts a giant: The U.S. government

    One good Monster deserves another. That could be why's parent company is cozying up to the ultimate (spending) monster: the U.S. government. In this case, C isn't for cookie; it's for cash.