All posts by John Michelsen

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Author: John Michelsen

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Can the CEO’s Cell Phone be Compromised? You Bezos Believe It.

  It’s a pretty amazing headline: “‘hacked Amazon boss’s phone’, says investigator” For those of us dedicated to protecting mobile devices, we knew it was only a matter of time before a well-known device compromise became the proverbial tipping point for public awareness on the vulnerability of mobile devices. We’ve seen millions […]

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Jailbreak versus Compromise…

We see a lot of confusion in the market about precisely what it means to jailbreak a device–and that confusion could lead to serious problems, especially regarding a hacker performing a jailbreak to attack a device. The security industry is notoriously full of acronyms, buzzwords and generally opaque jargon. Here at […]

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Three Reasons Why Encryption Could Be Hurting Mobile Security

In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass-surveillance by the U.S. government in 2013, technology companies have made a serious effort to convince their customers that they are in support of strong privacy by incorporating encryption policies. Popular messaging apps like Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram have added end-to-end encryption […]

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Mobile Security Is National Security

Whether deployed to steal ammo for political scandals or classified documents for military sabotage, a cyberattack on a mobile device with access to sensitive information is a matter of national security. And yet, mobile devices are often left out of the national security conversation. Obama’s recently implemented Cybersecurity National Action […]

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