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Cracking iOS Privacy standard

I had an article pop up on my radar yesterday on iOS Privacy, specifically where a researcher found that a particular app (Path) was uploading data without explicit permission. iOS, in some respects, feels like it has been given a pass with the type of traffic it passes (and how it does so) because a significant number of iOS users are in fact iPhone users, where traffic often moves over cellular networks. Those networks are coming under increasing scrutiny as the equipment required to disrupt or spoof cellular communications is quite affordable whereas in years past that was a massive barrier to entry. With Facebook getting in all kinds of hot water over privacy concerns, how did iOS get a ...

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Think Blackberry is Safe? Think again! standard

Chris Eng at Veracode put together a pretty sweet little presentation based on a tool Tyler Shields created to infiltrate Blackberry Smartphones called BBSpy.  Blackberry’s seem to be viewed as a more secure mobile platform for a smartphone or PDA than any other, to the point of speculation about the existence and future of President Obama’s Blackberry. When I first got a Blackberry smartphone, not only did my ability to separate my personal and professional life change, but I remember as a security professional liking some of the features provided.  Remote wiping, encryption, and a password attempt bomb made me feel that should I lose my Blackberry, I would be able to prevent any sensitive data on it from falling ...

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