Post Tagged with: "Mobile Threats"

With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

February 1, 2016 12:350 comments
A report from Harvard's Berkman Center makes the case that encryption backdoors aren't needed for law enforcement or intelligence agencies to do their jobs.

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

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Consumer Group Sues Samsung Over Lack of Updates for Smart Phones

January 25, 2016 18:141 comment
Consumer Group Sues Samsung Over Lack of Updates for Smart Phones

In-brief: A consumer group in The Netherlands is suing smart phone giant Samsung over its lax management of the security of its devices – part of the larger fragmentation of the Android ecosystem. 

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Podcast: Security is a Four Letter Word on the Internet of Things

January 7, 2016 18:200 comments
Podcast: Security is a Four Letter Word on the Internet of Things

In-brief: In this podcast, Dennis Fisher of onthewire.io and I talk about securing the Internet of Things. 

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Flaw in Super Secret BlackPhone Underscores Third Party Risk

January 6, 2016 12:140 comments
A flaw in the super-secure Black Phone 1 could allow attackers to send SMS text messages or reroute calls without the owner's knowledge, the firm SentinelOne reported. (Image courtesy of Silent Circle.)

In-brief: Black Phone contains a security flaw that could enable a malicious actor to redirect phone calls or secretly send text messages from the device, according to a report from the firm SentinelOne. The culprit: vulnerable third party software.*

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