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DEFINITION: SMiShing is a security attack in which the user is tricked into downloading a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto his cellular phone or other mobile device. SMiShing is short for "SMS phishing." David Rayhawk, senior researcher at McAfee Avert Labs, explains how SMiShing works in a blog post entitled 'SMiShing - an emerging threat vector:'"Some cell phone users have started receiving SMS messages  … 
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Barclays Bank Deploys SecureWave Sanctuary® Device Control to Remove USB Security Risk
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CASE STUDY: This article examines how after reviewing a number of solutions, Barclays Bank chose SecureWave's Sanctuary® Device Control which enabled complete lock down of USB ports and prevented all unauthorized connection of USB devices to the network.
Posted: 20 Nov 2006 | Published: 20 Nov 2006

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Pod Slurping - An Easy Technique for Stealing Data
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we explore how the uncontrolled use of portable storage devices such as iPods, USB sticks, flash drives and PDAs, coupled with data theft techniques such as 'pod slurping', can lead to major security breaches.
Posted: 18 Sep 2006 | Published: 18 Sep 2006

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Security for BlackBerry Devices with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
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WHITE PAPER: This document provides information about the Bluetooth® wireless technology and its uses with BlackBerry Device Software and the potential vulnerabilities in Bluetooth wireless technology.
Posted: 11 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

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BlackBerry Wireless Enterprise Activation
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WHITE PAPER: This document describes how administrators can enable wireless enterprise activation for users on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server™, and how users can initiate wireless enterprise activation from their handhelds.
Posted: 11 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

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Compliance and Mobile Computing
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WHITE PAPER: The regulations listed above were designed to protect customers and the companies that serve them, furthermore, compliance is required for doing business in today's litigious environment.
Posted: 18 Dec 2005 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

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HANDHELD DEVICE SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  along these lines: 'We're confirming you've signed up for our dating service. You will be charged $2/day unless you cancel your order: www.smishinglink.com.' (This is an example and was not a real url at the time of writing)This phenomena, which we at McAfee Avert Labs are dubbing "SMiShing" (phishing via SMS), is yet another indicator that cell phones and mobile devices are becoming increasingly used by perpetrators of malware, viruses and scams.While some might recognize this as a scam, many unsuspecting users would not. Fearful of incurring premium rates on their cell phone bill, they visit … 
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