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Mobile Devices & Evil Twins

Written by DFM Team


Mobile Devices & Evil Twins

We all have mobile devices we carry with us on a daily basis, be it a mobile phone, tablet pc or even our vehicles; it would seem over the last 5-10 years there has been a growing trend in taking our data everywhere with us, anything from cached login credentials to pictures and even valuable business contacts. But how secure is the data and what do our devices do when we are not looking? Could there be an Evil Twin in your area?


As far as opening lines go stating that mobile devices are all around us and are now effecting everything we do in everyday life would be a somewhat trivial (and obvious) statement to make, nevertheless constant growth in this ever popular area of technology can mean that it is sometimes worth a quick roundup of what’s been going on and what impact this may have on security practitioners and in large organisations now employing such mobile technologies on a day to day basis.




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