EXCLUSIVE: Smartphone Security Series
December 28, 2012, 7:28 am
It was one of the top-sellers again this past Christmas: brand new smartphones with powerful processors, larger screens, and hundreds of thousands of apps waiting to be downloaded. More and more the details of our life are being loaded onto our phones, and transmitted into 'the cloud'. In a world where information is the new currency for hackers and identity thieves, smartphones have become the new Holy Grail.
In this exclusive three-part series, Chris Brown speaks with a number of 'ethical hackers'; good guys hired to break into secure systems so that companies can patch up the holes, to find out about the dangers, how we can avoid falling victim, and what the government's role should be.
Mobile Security: Part Two - Fending for Yourself in the Mobile World