Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Eavesdropping on Smartphone Secrets

As cell phones become more like pocket computers, many people are calling for closer scrutiny of their security...

"The phone is a very stripped-down environment," says Benjamin Jun, vice president of technology at Cryptography Research, a security research company based in San Francisco, CA. "Which means that someone who's trying to attack the device generally has an easier time, because it's not as complicated as a desktop system."

Jun believes attacks on mobile devices are particularly serious because these devices are being used to access high-value corporate data. (more)