Mobile Forensic Investigation

May 29

Windows Phone jumps to third in global smartphone market share — and could be second faster than you think

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And Windows Phone could jump into second place quicker than you think.

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Mar 21

'Digital Omnivores' Devouring Video on Tablets, Study Says

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There were 160 percent more “digital omnivores” at the end of last year than there were at the end of 2011, according to a new study Deloitte will release Wednesday.

Christa Miller's insight:

More media = greater quantities of digital evidence…


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Mar 08

Mobile data spending outpaces voice for first time

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For the first time, Americans are spending more on mobile data than on voice service.

Christa Miller's insight:

"Global sales of smartphones will eclipse the sale of standard mobile phones that connect to the Internet but don’t have data-gobbling features such as apps… The rise in data consumption is also being fueled by the wide adoption of other Internet-connected devices, such as iPads, household appliance and even high-tech cars.

"The TIA study noted that U.S. mobile connections also outnumber the country’s adult population with many consumers owning more than one mobile device."


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Mar 07

Smartphones to outsell feature phones in 2013 for first time

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Market researcher IDC says the day when smartphone sales will outpace those of feature phones globally is upon us, thanks to lower-cost devices and more 4G wireless networks. Read this article by Marguerite Reardon on CNET News.

Christa Miller's insight:

"IDC says there are two main reasons why smartphones — which can surf the Web, access e-mail, act as GPS navigation devices, and check you into your favorite coffee shop via dozens of social media apps — are so popular right now. The most important is the fact that prices have fallen dramatically across the globe on smartphones. But also important is the fact that carriers around the globe are starting to deploy faster 4G, or fourth generation, cellular networks."


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Mar 01

Federal CIOs Still Say No to BYOD

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Government IT leaders who oversee sensitive or classified information require firm device-management policies to address security concerns before they will even consider allowing workers’ personal smartphones and tablets behind the firewall.

See on networkworld.com

Feb 28

Judge Denies Right to Privacy in ‘Ping’ of Cell Phone Location

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A cell phone user has no “reasonable” expectation of privacy that the device’s built-in global positioning technology will not be used by police to locate the phone, a trial judge has ruled in a case he distinguished from a recent Court of Appeals…

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Feb 24

OK for police to search cellphone on arrest if no password: court (Canada)

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TORONTO - Ontario’s highest court has signalled that the right of police officers to look through someone’s phone depends on whether there’s a password.


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Feb 23

BlackBerry Enterprise Server vulnerable to dangerous TIFFs - The H Security: News and Features

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BlackBerry’s Enterprise Server can be penetrated using a malicious TIFF file sent by email or messaging to a user of a particular server.

Christa Miller's insight:

Fortunately, patches are available.


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Jan 09

Is your device safe at CES

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With the big tech conference taking Las Vegas by storm this week, software firm Novell produced this infographic that highlights some interesting mobile security factoids that attendees should take note of.

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Nov 26

Legality of Warrantless Cellphone Searches Goes to Courts and Legislatures

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Judges and lawmakers across the country are wrangling over whether and when law enforcement authorities can search suspects’ cellphones without a warrant, and interpretations range widely.

See on nytimes.com