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The State of Mobile Malware

January 3, 2012 2:00 pm | by Kevin McNamee, Kindsight Security Labs | Articles | Comments

There is no doubt that mobile malware has been in the news a lot recently and most of the headlines make it sound like it is a significant and ever growing problem.

Full Ban on Driver Calls Could Be Tough to Enforce

December 16, 2011 6:32 am | by Matt Sedensky, Associated Press | News | Comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A driver in the next lane is moving his lips. Is he on a hands free cell phone? Talking to someone in the car? To himself? Singing along to the radio? If lawmakers follow

Research Shows Hands-Free Phones Just as Risky

December 15, 2011 6:09 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — When someone is talking to you, your brain is listening, processing and thinking about what's being said — even if you're in the driver's seat trying to concentrate on traffic. That's why drivers get distracted during cell


NTSB Calls for Broad Ban on Device Use While Driving

December 14, 2011 5:34 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday issued a call for the first ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs), which includes cell phones, while operating a motor vehicle. The safety recommendation specifically calls for the

Mobile Malware & the Looming Security Storm

December 3, 2011 2:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

With many smartphones being equipped with the computing power of old laptops, security is becoming an increasingly important part of the wireless landscape as hackers and spammers turn their attention to mobile.

Lafayette Tracks Workers with Satellite System

November 23, 2011 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lafayette city-parish government's new satellite vehicle tracking system has begun identifying employees in public vehicles who speed, fail to use their seat belts and drop by their homes during work hours.

Android Prime Malware Target, says McAfee

November 21, 2011 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Spammers and hackers continued to make Android their primary target last quarter...

More Police Departments Look to Tune Public Out

November 21, 2011 7:00 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Police departments around the country are working to shield their radio communications from the public...


Huawei, ZTE Target of House Investigation on Security Threats

November 18, 2011 7:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A key congressional intelligence committee has opened an investigation into national security threats posed by Chinese-owned telecommunications companies...

Verizon Wireless, Carrier IQ Deny Tracking Reports

November 17, 2011 7:37 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is denying reports that it uses software from Carrier IQ to track the behavior of its customers.

Security Heavy at Private Service for Steve Jobs

October 17, 2011 8:28 am | by John S. Marshall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Security was heavy at Stanford University as some of Silicon Valley's elite gathered for a private memorial for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Despite Setbacks, LightSquared Bullish on LTE Prospects

October 13, 2011 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO—LightSquared hasn't even received FCC clearance for its wholesale LTE network, but already the company is having an effect on the wireless industry.

Lost iPhone Just One Headache for Apple Security

September 20, 2011 7:56 am | by Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Wanted: experienced security professional. Must have plan to thwart Chinese counterfeiters, protect secret blueprints from spies and keep workers from leaving super-secret unreleased smartphones behind in bars.


Ten Years After 9-11, Still No Public Safety Network

September 9, 2011 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wireless Week this week spoke with Gregg Riddle, who advocates for public safety workers from his post as president of APCO International. What follows is an edited transcript of the discussion.

GAO: Inmates' Illegal Cell Phone Use 'Major Security Concern'

September 7, 2011 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Prison inmates' illegal use of contraband cell phones is on the rise and poses a major security threat to prison officials and the public...

Police Make Arrests During SF Bay Transit Protest

August 30, 2011 8:13 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

The San Francisco transit commute went smoothly for the first Monday in two weeks as demonstrators stayed away from train platforms...

Nokia Developer Community Hacked

August 29, 2011 8:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. says hackers have breached the security on its developer community discussion site.

In Technological Leap, Wauwatosa Turns to Wireless

August 28, 2011 8:21 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

If the city was already installing a wireless network to run its video cameras, why not use the opportunity to upgrade the rest of its infrastructure?

East Coast Operators Brace for Hurricane Irene

August 26, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The hurricane poses a major threat to wireless networks, which are vulnerable to high winds, rain, power outages and flooding.

The Impact Tower Fatalities Have on Business

August 19, 2011 12:25 pm | by Patrick Howey, NATE | Articles | Comments

No one can fully prepare for a tower site accident or employee fatality. One is too many for our industry or for any business, for that matter. Last year alone, there were seven tower technician fatalities.

CTIA Warns of Scam E-Mail Using Its Logo

August 12, 2011 9:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

CTIA is warning consumers of an e-mail scam that uses its logo.

FCC Unveils 5-Step Action Plan for Next-Gen 911

August 11, 2011 8:08 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced his five-step action plan to chart the transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) services.

Facebook Adds Mobile Security Updates

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Facebook is working hard to bring two of the social network's mobile popular security tools to mobile – social reporting and the ability to reset passwords.

AT & T Changes VM Password Policy

August 8, 2011 8:01 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

AT&T is getting serious about hackers who try to listen in on other people's voicemail by requiring new subscribers to set up Password Protect...

Lookout Warns of Malware Threats

August 3, 2011 8:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Just in time for this week's 2011 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Lookout Mobile Security is sharing some disturbing trends in smartphone security.

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