Browsing All posts tagged under »Mobile Security«

Mobile banking users an emerging and significant group, world wide, in the mobile space

November 29, 2010


This article just reinforces what we know about mobile in emerging technology countries.  We also see the same adoption rates among demographics that previous to mobile had no real entry point to the internet- in the US; latino and urban demographics. And there is real money in those groups- the mobile device simply enables them. […]

Gen Y users prefer Mobile Web to Desktop or Laptop access to internet

November 24, 2010


(Release) Most 18-27 year-old Opera Mini users use their mobile phones to browse the Web more often than they use a desktop or laptop computer for the same purpose, according to the results from a survey released today by Opera. In Nigeria, South Africa, and Indonesia, over 90 percent (%) of so-called Generation Y users said […]

Symantec researchers uncovered new clues about the Stuxnet worm- The most sophisticated malware ever devised

November 15, 2010


(Computer World) Researchers have uncovered new clues that the Stuxnet worm may have been created to sabotage Iranian attempts to turn uranium into atomic bomb-grade fuel. According to Eric Chien, one of three Symantec researchers who have dug into Stuxnet, the worm targets industrial systems that control very high speed electrical motors, such as those […]

EU to strengthen Internet privacy rules

November 5, 2010


(NYT) PARIS — The European Commission called on Thursday for stronger protection of Internet users’ personal information, after news of data leaks at companies like Facebook and Google highlighted concerns about digital privacy. Viviane Reding, the justice commissioner, announced its intention to overhaul the European Union’s data protection rules to take account of the development […]

Is it legal to use Firesheep at Starbucks (or any where else)?

November 1, 2010


This is just a great article. The issues over privacy and security in the mobile space are just beginning to rear up. this debate over Firesheep. Firesheep is a new FireFox add-on. Firesheep is a tool that makes it easy for its user to assume (hijack) the identity of other users on a number of popular […]

White House Council Launches Interagency Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy

October 27, 2010


(White House Blog) – As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting individual privacy, the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy. Populated by representatives from more than a dozen Departments, agencies and Federal offices, and co-chaired by the […]

Aro Mobile wants to simplify mobile phone UX

October 26, 2010


(NYT)  For many people, their mobile phones often double as a second brain. But efficiently searching through that reservoir of information to quickly locate contacts, upcoming events and addresses is still time-confusing and often frustrating. Is there an opportunity to reinvent the way people find things on their phones? Kiha Software, based in Seattle, is […]