Source: Olivia Solon, Wired UK
All mobile phone users in Uganda will need to register their SIM cards with the government to keep in line with new legislation that aims to make it easier to track phones and combat crime.
Posts tagged “Mobile security”
Source: The H Security
At the 28th Chaos Communication Congress (28C3) in Berlin, security researchers have demonstrated a new technique for attacking GSM mobile phones.
Source: Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK
Network operators can use Carrier IQ mobile-data logging software to gather information on customers’ network usage. Carrier IQ said on Tuesday that its hard-to-detect software has mistakenly been collecting text messages.
As promised by Iran’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on October 19, the country’s recently authorized third mobile operator, Tamin Telecom, has begun distributing SIM cards for a new national 3G mobile network to the public.
Source: Georgia Tech
It’s a pattern that no doubt repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile phones on their desks and begin to work. What if a hacker could use that phone to track what the person was typing on the keyboard just inches away?
Source: The New York Times
The prediction that Internet traffic originating from mobile devices will eventually exceed that of desktop computers connected to the Internet is on its way to a reality. Mobile devices, which includes smartphones and tablets, now account for 7 percent of worldwide traffic on the Web, according to a report issued Tuesday by comScore, which monitors online trends.
Source: Georgia Tech
The year ahead will feature new and increasingly sophisticated means to capture and exploit user data, as well as escalating battles over the control of online information that threatens to compromise content and erode public trust and privacy.
Source: Christopher Parsons
Mobile penetration is extremely high in Canada. 78% of Canadian households had a mobile phone in 2010, in young households 50% exclusively have mobiles, and 33% of Canadians generally lack landlines. Given that mobile phones hold considerably more information than ‘dumb’ landlines and are widely dispersed it is important to consider their place in our civil communications landscape.
Source: Josh Halliday, The Guardian
David Cameron has told parliament that in the wake of this week’s riots the government is looking at banning people from using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook if they are thought to be plotting criminal activity.
The prime minister said the government will review whether it is possible to stop suspected rioters spreading online messages, in his opening statement during a Commons debate on Thursday on the widespread civil disorder for which MPs were recalled from their summer recess.
Source: Matt Hartley, Financial Post
It appears Research In Motion Ltd. has fallen victim to a hacking attack after the Waterloo, Ont.-based company agreed to lend its support to police in London following three nights of violent looting in the capital of the United Kingdom.