Tag: android

iPad Mini – an agnostic mobile user review

If you glance around my computer museum (I mean office) you will see the following mobile devices: WebOS Maemo Android PalmOS Blackberry (no 10 devices yet) WinCE (don’t ask) And up until a few years ago many an iOS device scattered around. Part of my job is learning what the latest and greatest is capable

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Color App and the future of GPS Spoofing

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 the Color app showcased how

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FrontPoint and Alarm.com – The Digital Security Eval

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 basic dumps on a br0

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Y U NO ENCRYPT?!

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 us geeks carry around on

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Using TOR on your Android Device

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

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