Google News is full of articles on the pro’s and con’s of the new application, Color. Overall it is a pretty dumb application if you ask me, but it does show that the onslaught of “hyper local” social networks is coming soon. What started as a way to actually test [...]
Most of the folks using the GE Simon XT for their home security systems are amazed that they can use their Android, iPhone, or Blackberry to remotely lock their homes. I was curious as to what was actually being passed. I loaded my OpenWRT router with tcpdump and did some [...]
There is a skit on SNL Weekend Update where Seth and Amy read the headline to a news story with one of them following the other with “Really?!” That is my reaction every time I begin to think about mobile phone security. The darlings of our open-source world, the ones [...]
In my continuation of howto secure your phone habits while on the go, we have come to anonymizing your traffic. There are a few reasons to do this:
On a public internet network and have no access to a VPN In a country that censors the internet (Hi China!) You like to keep your identity somewhat [...]
All the traffic coming off your phone, if unencrypted, is clear for the telco to see. With the advent of sniffing using RF or IP based solutions it is becoming increasingly easy to intercept email traffic. Toss in the mobile, on-the-go world and we are stuck with soft targets. For corporate folks there are certificates, [...]
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- Nick Schmidt lives passionately in the digital world advising and advancing technology everywhere he goes. He has served in the US Air Force, been a self-employed consultant, a senior manager and chief engineer at Boeing, and now co-founding and running Spec Ops Technology. Decorated in his military and professional career you can find his work in the nations networks and across the web.