Mobile Presents New Security Challenges

By Erik Peterson | 4/22/13 10:14 PM

In the post-PC era of corporate computing, IT departments are faced with an evolving threat landscape. Ultra portable devices are here to stay and causing security professionals to rethink approaches traditionally employed to secure servers, desktops and laptops. It may be safe to say that the state of the art mobile phone or tablet security is a generation ahead of the security options available to their ancestors. However, the threat is even more difficult to mitigate when the attacker can have physical access to the mobile device.

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Researcher: Android Jelly Bean "Pretty Hard" To Exploit

By Robert Vamosi | 7/17/12 4:54 AM

Android's inclusion of address space layout randomization (ASLR) can effectively neutralize real-world attacks, says one researcher.

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Bit9: FIPS Compliance May Weaken OpenSSL

By Robert Vamosi | 4/24/12 6:30 AM

A security researcher has poked holes in an upcoming release of a FIPS-based OpenSSL version by arguing that it is insecure before it is even available.

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