Aerospace and defence manufacturer Boeing has announced an Android-based smartphone with what’s being described by many people as a ‘self-destruct’ anti-tamper case. It’s called the Boeing Black and has been in development for the past two years.
Breaking into the phone would apparently cause it to delete its software and the user’s personal data. There’s also additional software-based protection and embedded hardware-based security.
Podcast - 27th February 2014
Dr Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, joined us during Mobile World Congress to offer his well-informed opinion about trends in mobile technology.
We talked about a wide range of topics, including battery life, disposable tablets, wearables, m-health, 4G fragmentation, connected furniture, M2M security, the rise of video and the IEEE.
Cellebrite, which is best known to mobile phone retailers for its smartphone content transfer and fault diagnosis tool, is now adding new diagnostic tools to help identify and eradicate mobile malware.
It’s partnering with security specialist Webroot to integrate Webroot’s Mobile App Reputation Service and URL Classification Service, which has a database that contains millions of mobile application and website anti-malware signatures.
Intel-owned online security business McAfee has made its Mobile Security product available free to Android and iOS users.
It follows an announcement made earlier this year by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.
Apple has updated iOS6 and iOS7 to fix an issue with browsing web sites protected by SSL.
Without this update, iPhone and iPad users who were visiting a ‘secure’ website were at risk of having their communication intercepted if they were using a public WiFi connection.