T-Mobile is now saying that the information that was posted to the Full Disclosure security mailing list this weekend is in fact the company’s data. But the company stopped short of confirming that the anonymous hackers have access to customer data and other sensitive information, as they have claimed.
Browsing Tag: Mobile security
From Reuters (Tarmo Virki)
Accessing your bank account using your mobile phone might seem safe, but security experts say would-be hackers can access confidential information via a simple text message seemingly from your service provider.
People in the industry aware of the risk see it as extremely small, as only a few people use handsets to access their bank accounts, but it is growing as mobile Internet usage rises. Read the full story [reuters.com]
There is a series of vulnerabilities in the widely used BlackBerry Enterprise Server software that could allow an attacker to compromise BlackBerry devices by sending a malicious PDF file. Research in Motion, the software’s maker, has issued a patch that fixes the problem in BES, as well as in BlackBerry Professional Software.
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Peter Solvik, managing director at Sigma Partners, talks to a panel of CIOs about how they’re making mobile devices more secure in the enterprise and whether their employees prefer the BlackBerry over the iPhone. The panel includes: Matt Carey, chief information officer of Home Depot; Karenann Terrell, CIO of Baxter; and Lars Rabbe, former CIO of Yahoo.
From Computerworld (Jeremy Kirk)
Apple security whiz Charlie Miller has discovered a method that may enable attackers to run shellcode on the latest version of the Apple iPhone, something that researchers previously thought to be impossible. In a presentation at Black Hat Europe this week, Miller discussed his findings, but said that in order to get the shellcode working, an attacker would still need an exploit.
By Andrew Storms
The looming mobile malware threat of the past decade has yet to materialize. The reason for its lack of fruition, according to scientists, is due to geography and the lack of a dominant market shareholder. However well done the math, the scientific study is flawed nonetheless. “Understanding the Spreading Patterns of Mobile Phone Viruses” a new paper by 4 scientists fails take into account modern malware trends and operational knowledge of security vendors like those of antivirus companies.
Malware that attacks mobile phones and other handheld devices has been the Next Big Threat for most of the last decade. And much like the Year of PKI, it’s never really materialized. Security experts have postulated that this is mainly because there’s not enough valuable data on these devices to attract the money-motivated attackers. But a new paper, “Understanding the Spreading Patterns of Mobile Phone Viruses,” from a group of scientists shows that the barriers are more likely market saturation and geography.
By Joan Goodchild, CSO
Whether it is employees who travel frequently for their job or staff that work out of a home office full or part-time, their mobility poses serious security risks to your organization. Here are the common mistakes employees often make [csoonline.com] while telecommuting some advice on how to put a damper on them.
By Paul F. Roberts, The 451 Group
Starting this week at the annual CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, some of the world’s best hackers will crack their knuckles and get to work on a different kind of problem: hacking mobile devices including Apple’s über popular iPhone. The annual Pwn2Own contest is likely to be a wake-up call to companies about the dangers posed by BlackBerrys, iPhones and other mobile devices. Despite that, many security firms are still playing catch up on mobile device management and security. Their enterprise customers may pay the price.