How you behave with a laptop differs from how you behave holding a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, says a new study.Read More >
One of the new features in Apple iOS5 is the ability to take photos while the iPhone is locked. In theory you should only be able to see the pictures taken during your locked session, but a researcher recently discovered a way to reveal almost all your photos.Read More >
A Russian security company has found a way to crack the hardware encryption on iOS 4-based devices—but the company is only offering the service to law enforcement and the military.
On Wednesday, ElcomSoft, a company that specializes in cracking Microsoft Office and OS passwords (useful to enterprises whose employees leave suddenly), said it had created a toolset that circumvents the hardware encryption chip Apple uses by extracting the keys. Rather than using a hardware dump, which is encrypted but missing some data, the toolkit accesses the full device showing investigators geolocation data, browsing history, call history, text messages, emails, usernames and passwords. It also reveals information the user has deleted.Read More >
In a report flagging jail broken phones as potential security threats, IBM urged the industry to consider the near future of mobile security at the 2011 IBM Pulse Conference. With more consumers doing e-commerce on smart phones, there is a greater financial incentive for hackers to jail break these devices.Read More >