Tag Archives: Mobile Security

Looking Inside a Year of Android Malware

As you will probably know my Birthday post for Android Malware has deserved a mention from Engadget and Wired. Easily predictable but not for me, the Engadget link has been flooded by comments posted by Android supporters and adversaries, with possible trolls’ infiltrations, up to the point that the editorial staff has decided to disable comments from the article. The effect has been so surprising that someone has also insinuated, among other things, that I have been paid to talk s**t on the Android.

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Sometimes They Come Back

Not even a week after the light version of DroidDream, a new nightmare rises from the Android Market to menace the dreams of glory of the Google Mobile OS (which has just confirmed his #1 Rank on the comScore April 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share Report).

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If Phishing Goes Mobile…

One of the most surprising things I noticed concerning the Lockheed Martin Affair, was the affirmation contained in the Reuters Article, made  by Rick Moy, president of NSS Labs, indicating that the initial RSA attack was followed by malware and phishing campaigns seeking specific data to link tokens to end-users (an indirect evidence of the same authors behind the infamous RSA breach and the Lockheed Martin attack.

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Mobile Security: Vulnerabilities and Risks

Today I took part as speaker to an event organized by my Company concerning Cloud and Mobile security. For this occasion I prepared some slides summarizing some concepts spread all over my blogs.

In my vision (you should know if you follow my blog) mobile vulnerabilties are mainly due to:

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Grab Your Data? There’s An App For That!

The news of the day is undoubtedly the discovery that Apple devices are a bit ‘too nosy’ and regularly record the position of the device into a hidden (!!) unencrypted and unprotected file.

The unwelcome and serendipitous discovery, which was announced today at Where 2.0, has been performed by two researchers, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, while they were working on a project concerning visualization of Mobile Data. It looks like this unrequested feature has been introduced since the arrival of iOS 4.0 and allows the locations and their relative time stamps to be written on an easily accessible file on the device and, even worse, backed up on every PC the device has been synchronized with.

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Tweets Of War

In a recent post, I discussed the influence and the role of (consumer) mobile technologies and social networks (“Mobile Warfare”) in the events that are changing the political landscape in the Mediterranean Africa, coming to conclusion that they are setting new scenarios which will have to be taken seriously into consideration by all those governments which still put in place severe limitations to human rights.

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Relazione Tavola Rotonda Mobile Security

Ho pubblicato su Slideshare la relazione da me redatta della Tavola Rotonda “Mobile Security: Rischi, Tecnologie, Mercato” tenutasi il 14 marzo a Milano all’interno del Security Summit 2011.

La relazione, che ho inserito all’interno di un thread del gruppo Linkedin Italian Security Professional, è visibile al link sottostante. Ancora un grazie al gruppo che ha ospitato questo interessantissimo appuntamento!

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Mobile Warfare

It has been recognized that mobile technologies have had a significant impact on the events that occurred in North Africa. In my opinion, their impact was so impressive that I refer to them with the term of “mobile warfare” indicating with this term the fact that they are going to play a crucial role in the (let us hope fewer and fewer) wars of the future.

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Mobile Security: Impressioni a Caldo

Fortunatamente il virus che mi ha colpito sta mitigando i suoi effetti, la mente è un po’ più lucida e quindi mi permette di raccogliere le idee e tirare le somme sulla tavola rotonda del 14 marzo.

In effetti è stata una occasione propizia per confrontarsi con la prospettiva degli operatori e valutare come gli stessi intendano affrontare il problema della sicurezza mobile considerato il fatto che esso è si un problema tecnologico, ma interessa principalmente l’utente: parafrasando una felice espressione emersa durante la tavola rotonda, espressione tanto cara agli operatori, si può affermare che il problema della mobile security arriva “all’ultimo miglio”, ovvero sino a casa (in questo caso virtuale) dell’utente stesso.

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(Mobile) Security Summit 2011

L’edizione del Security Summit 2011 si terrà a Milano dal 14 al 16 marzo 2011. All’interno della manifestazione suggerisco una interessante tavola rotonda dedicata alla Sicurezza in ambito Mobile in cui interverrò direttamente. Mobile Security: Rischi, Tecnologie, Mercato, questo il titolo del seminario, organizzato dal Gruppo Italian Security Professional. L’evento, in cui sarà interessante confrontare le minacce del mondo mobile con il punto di vista degli operatori, si terrà il 14 marzo alle ore 16:30; per chi potrà essere a Milano in quei giorni, sicuramente una occasione interessante.

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