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Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Posted April 16, 2012 Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud. Here’s the story. 

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Facebook logins aren’t being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Posted April 5, 2012 Facebook login credentials could be lifted from smartphones because the site is not encrypting the sensitive data on iOS and Android devices. Read the story on Naked Security.

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‘Girls Around Me’ developer and Foursquare negotiate API access

Posted April 2, 2012 Foursquare revoked the game’s API access following a slew of press coverage about the gosh-this-looks-like-a-stalker’s-favorite tool application, but negotiations to keep the creepy stalker vibe alive continue. I hope it comes back: It’s the perfect tool for teaching people what they’ve publicly revealed and how it can be used. Here’s the […]

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Detecting phone scammers automatically through keyword and voice tone analysis

Posted March 22, 2012 Fujitsu says it has created a system that can recognise when somebody is being victimized by a phone scammer, by combining voice intonation analysis with keyword recognition. Read the full story on Naked Security. 

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Want to use your gadgets at takeoff and landing? US FAA to review policy

Posted March 20, 2012 It doesn’t quite stretch to smartphones yet, but the US Federal Aviation Administration has announced they’re going to take a “fresh look” at using personal devices such as e-readers and tablets during takeoff on planes. Here’s the article.

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US Army warns about the risks of geotagging

Posted  March 14, 2012 The security risk of geotagging is obvious for soldiers: Every time your smartphone uploads a photo to Facebook, it includes exact latitude and longitude. The same goes for anybody: Geotagging on Timeline, Foursquare et al. presents a Dummies Guide to Stalking. Here’s the story on Naked Security.   

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How to Travel Unmolested by Warrantless Seizures and Creeping Malware

Posted March 8, 2012 Travel to the US can be a nightmare; “Homeland Security” has free rein to take your laptop or mobile phone. Travel to China is a good way to bring spyware and malware back home. Here are some helpful tips to make air travel smooth and free of frustrating security snags. Read […]

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Bogus Twitter and Wikipedia sites fined and booted offline

Posted February 17, 2012 Two typosquatting sites, “Wikapedia.com” and “Twtter.com,” have been forced offline and fined £100,000 ($156,000) each by a UK telephone regulatory agency. In this post, I pass along tips on how you can avoid falling victim to typosquatters. Here’s the Naked Security article.

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Apple supplier Foxconn hacked not for bad factory conditions but for kicks

Posted on February 10, 2012 Foxconn, a Taiwanese manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone and iPad infamous for inhumane working conditions, has been hacked by a group calling itself Swagg Security. To read the full article, click here. 

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USA to equip military, government officials with Androids

Posted February 6, 2012 The United States is preparing a modified version of Google’s Android operating system to allow soldiers to use smartphones. Read the story on Naked Security.

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