Tag: Mobile Threats

Concerned over cyber espionage, U.S. military bans sale of Chinese smartphones

Are smartphones made in China trying to spy on us? Top U.S. security officials and the Department of Defense (DoD) think it’s possible, prompting a ban on the sale of Chinese smartphones military base exchanges worldwide.

No Teeth in UK Internet of Things Security Report

The UK government released a draft report calling for a “fundamental shift” in the approach to securing Internet of Things devices. One prominent UK security researcher is unimpressed, however, calling the effort toothless.

iPhone disassembled

Smartphone Users Tracked Even with GPS, WiFi Turned Off

A team of researchers from Princeton has demonstrated that they can track the location of smartphone users even when location services like GPS and WiFi are turned off.

Strava Flyby

Privacy Meltdown: Strava tricked into Revealing Soldiers’ Names

Days after Strava fitness heatmaps were shown to reveal the location of military bases, a Norwegian journalist  fooled Strava into revealing the names of some of soldiers and other personnel on those bases. 

Hacked Nukes

Episode 79: Hackable Nukes and Dissecting Naughty Toys

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:43 — 40.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast episode, the UK -based policy think tank Chatham House warned last week that aging nuclear weapons systems in the U.S., the U.K. and other nations are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could be used to start a global conflagration. We talk with Eddie Habbibi of PAS Global about what can be done to secure hackable nukes. Also: with CES raging in Las Vegas last week, we go deep with security researcher Jay Harris on flaws in connected toys being sold to children.