Blackberry security

All the security settings in the world don’t matter if they aren’t turned on. According to the Washington Examiner, the social security numbers names and addresses of nearly 700 Prince William County Virginia residents was potentially disclosed when a county issued Blackberry was stolen.  The Blackberry stolen from a vehicle parked in a county employee’s …

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iPhone (in)security in the enterprise – Followup

Back in November I wrote a summary of several concerns we have about the iPhone in the enterprise. Four months later lets take a look at see what’s changed. One of the other guys at work took that list of concerns to our AT&T rep, who then took them to a unnamed, untitled Apple contact. …

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Messege Encoding and Blackberry

Last week a user reported trouble reading a message on his blackberry. He would get an error “This S\MIME message was formatted using an encoding that is not supported on handheld.” He could still read the message correctly in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook Web Access. It turned out the commonality to the problem was …

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iPhone (in)security in the enterprise

Just when you thought you’d successfully killed it off, its back. The email from management who is getting pressure from the c levels asking why the iPhone isn’t supported. It comes in on schedule every two month. “iPhone version 3.1 has solved all the security problems, right?” Um, no. “There is now a Wolfram Alpha …

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iPhone and CIS Secure Config Guide

The Center for Internet Security released a secure configuration benchmark for the iPhone. SCMag touts this as a good thing “For the first time, enterprises can apply security configuration best practices to Apple iPhones being used by their employees.” I would argue that there are a couple things wrong with this statement. First it seems …

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iPhone password bypass

Caught up with this one via Digg Earlier this week Jesus Diaz posted on Gizmodo how to bypass the iPhone login pin/password protection. Its kind of funny the typical comment response to that article is “who uses a password on their phone anyway.” My opinion is more with the commenter who pointed out that “whether …

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Adobe Reader Exploit Drops Trojan.Zonebac

As I was driving into work this morning, my blackberry was flooded with Trojan.Zonebac alerts. When I got into work, I could see that a single computer at one of our sites was getting this detection on pretty much every major exe. When I read the Technical writeup of Trojan.Zonebac at Symantec, I found out …

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