Blog Posts Tagged with "iPhone"


A Brief History of Smartphone Insecurity

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Statistics show that the targeting of mobile devices by criminal hackers continues to grow more intense. Brad Reed has an excellent article that traces the brief history of smartphone insecurity, listing the top smartphone vulnerability exploits of the last five years...

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Creepy iPhone Application Invites Security Risks

March 31, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Situationist is an iPhone app that alerts members to each other’s proximity and gets them to interact in random situations. Members simply upload their photo and pick the situations they want to happen to them in the knowledge that they might then occur anywhere, and at any time...

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iPhone Hacked and Passwords Stolen in Six Minutes

February 12, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

iPhone passwords may not be as secure as one might believe. According to German security researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute Secure Information Technology (Fraunhofer SIT), if you have physical access to the phone, passwords can be recovered from a locked Apple iPhone in six minutes...

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New Hack Makes Smartphones Mobile Spy Bugs

January 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of the University of Luxembourg has identified an over-the-air attack that targets the GSM/3GPP stack enabling hackers to execute malicious code that can turn a smartphone into a mobile listening device...

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Your iPhone May Be Phoning Home to the Apple HQ

December 30, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Apple has filed a patent so your phone can phone home in the event that it is lost or it's human owner is lost. They feel this next step in technology is necessary for locating stolen phones. In the patent they mention they want to help customers better protect their sensitive information...

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Data Availability and Integrity – Apple-Microsoft Versions

December 29, 2010 Added by:Danny Lieberman

I have over 2,300 contacts on my iPhone and I wanted to backup them up. It appears that both Microsoft and Apple believe firmly that users should backup their iPhone contacts but they will never really want to restore the data...

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Traitorware Enabled Devices Track Your Every Move

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

If Apple puts a particularly creepy patent it has recently applied for into use, you can look forward to a day when your iPhone may record your voice, take a picture of your location, record your heartbeat, and send that information back to the mothership...

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App Store Security

October 27, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner

Unauthorized applications being brought to the enterprise is nothing new, people can download software at home bring it in on a memory stick and load onto their works machine and no one is any the wiser. Given a level of control, this risk could be removed, but many more risks could be introduced...

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How Secure is your Mobile Phone?

June 11, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

I love my iPhone. The fact that I have a full web browser and can access all my data anytime from anywhere is fantastic. Plus my iPhone allows me to peek in on my home security system with an application that’s connected to my home security cameras. If I’m on the road I can log in and see the family doing whatever activities in our outside the home.

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