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UK police mobile device extraction tech raises eyebrows, study

UK police are secretly deploying technology which allows them to download all of the content and data from someone's phone on a questionably legal basis due to a lack of clarity in the law, according to a recent report.

Critical flaws in 4G LTE protocols leaving mobile devices vulnerable

Unpatched security vulnerabilities in the 4G LTE protocol allow anyone to connect to a network by impersonating a victim's phone without possessing legitimate credentials, launch DDoS attacks, and hijack a phone's paging channel.

UK police use DDoS-style attacks on suspected drug dealer's phones

UK police tried DDoS style attacks to disrupt service on suspected drug dealer's phones in cases where they couldn't prosecute but were looking to interfere with the drug trade.

Can the enterprise trust smartphone verification technology?

73 per cent of fraud professionals think mobile devices will be the primary identity verification technology in the coming years. Yet 60 per cent also said that this will be biggest single point of compromise as well.

New bill to allow prisons to deploy IMSI catchers outside of prisons

Use of fake base stations is currently limited to within prison walls, and normally commissioned by the prison governor.