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ShmooCon | Your iPhone's Dirty Little Security Secret




ShmooCon | Your iPhone's Dirty Little Security Secret
ShmooCon | Your iPhone's Dirty Little Security Secret



http://www.csoonline.com/article/533163/ShmooCon_Your_iPhone_s_Dirty_Little_Security_Secret 

By Bill Brenner
Senior Editor
CSO
February 06, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. -- We've heard much about how our PCs and laptops can be 
compromised through malware and insecure wireless access points and 
often comfort ourselves with the knowledge that our smart phones are 
safe from such things.

But the smarter these phones become, the more susceptible they become to 
those same dangers, and more. That was the warning at ShmooCon 2010 this 
morning from Trevor Hawthorn, founder and managing principal at Stratum 
Security.

"The old smart phone wisdom in terms of security best practices was that 
you simply needed to wipe the devices of all your data before selling 
them on eBay," he said. "Today, you can use them to access the company 
VPN and Outlook, so the dangers are much more in line with those of PCs 
and laptops."

Hawthorn discussed security holes (since fixed) found in AT&T's network, 
which Apple's iPhone uses, and how an epidemic of "jailbreaking" is 
disabling critical security controls on the device.

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