On Wednesday, a researcher demonstrated how touching two Android mobile devices together can import malicious code without user interaction.Read More >
Gigaom has a thought piece about the need to reconcile all these different standards used for the Internet of Things today. It cites the continuing practice of devices using different radio technologies: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and cellular technologies. "There’s really no way of assuring your “thing” will connect to the network or networks available at any given time."
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While Bluetooth can currently be found in just about every mobile handset and earpiece on the market, the wireless standard is about to receive a low-energy makeover that will give greater connectivity to even the smallest devices.Read More >
Turns out most people don’t, at least not on a consistent basis, which is a huge liability when it comes to keeping information secure.
“Johannes Ullrich, chief research officer for the SANS Institute, a security research organization, says the biggest threat for cell phone users is leaving their devices behind somewhere, or losing them. And perhaps putting too much data on the device.”
Too much data?Read More >