The violence on Friday kept the nation spellbound and hooked to their television sets but despite the rampage it was a very quiet day for many. The reason for this was the blocked phone service.
Posts tagged “Mobile security”
Source: Tech Dirt
Police and security forces around the world — and that includes in the West — hate being recorded when they’re overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress.
Source: Allie Bohm, ACLU
It’s been over a year since 35 ACLU affiliates filed over 380 public records requests with state and local law enforcement agencies seeking information about their policies, procedures, and practices for tracking cell phones.
A legal battle is brewing between technology companies and the U.S. government over whether law-enforcement agents have the right to obtain passwords to crack into smartphones of suspects.
Source: Anne Saita, Threat Post
The Santa Clara-based company released its Q2 Threat Report, in which its researchers say they’ve unearthed 1.5 million new pieces of malware this year.
Source: The Atlantic Wire
This morning AntiSec released a list of 1 million out of 12 million Apple UDID’s that it said it got from the FBI.
Source: Zack Whittaker, ZD Net
U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, otherwise known as “Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device,” was granted in late-August, and would allow phone policies to be set to “chang[e] one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device […] upon the occurrence of a certain event.”
Source: Kim Zetter, Wired
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is refuting a statement made by members of AntiSec this weekend that they hacked the laptop of an FBI special agent and stole a file containing 12 million Apple device IDs.
Source: Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
One million unique device identifiers (UDIDs) from iOS devices have been posted online by hacking group Antisec, who claimed the UDIDs came from an FBI-owned laptop.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Following on the heels of last month’s first-ever public analysis of the elusive spyware FinSpy, security researchers at Citizen Lab have released an analysis of samples that appear to be FinSpy Mobile, the smartphone component in the FinFisher toolkit.