Source: John Markoff, The New York Times
A small team of cybersecurity researchers have lashed the computers together to form a homebrew computing cluster.
Tag Archives: Mobile security
Source: MIT Technology Review
Robert Templeman at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, and a few pals at Indiana University reveal an entirely new class of ‘visual malware’ capable of recording and reconstructing a user’s environment in 3D.
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.
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: 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.