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The Telecom Digest for Apr 17, 2015
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|Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:36:21 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon: Mobile Malware not a problem Message-ID: <20150416213620.GA17230@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Verizon: Mobile Malware Isn't a Problem by Kim Zetter In its annual breach investigations report, Verizon suggests that the threat of mobile malware for phones and tablets is much less than the providers of mobile security products would have us believe. Contrary to claims from companies like Lookout that provide mobile security solutions and who have for years warned about the rapid and massive growth of mobile malware, Verizon found virtually no iOS malware for iPhones or iPads in the data it examined from Verizon mobile customers last year, and virtually no Android malware either. http://www.wired.com/2015/04/verizon-no-mobile-malware/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:22:56 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: FCC Looking Into Verizon "Supercookies" that track mobile users' behavior Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:28:41 -0400, Bob K wrote: > And, another question. As a PagePlus user, I'm in the dark as to what > happens when I connect out, not using the cellular service, but rather > thru a WiFi connection? Thanks, Bob, for asking that: it led me to Google the search-string : see my http headers and I found that http://www.xhaus.com/headers will display for you precisely what your browser is including in its http headers. Lots of other similar services and information crop up, as well. HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.|
|Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:02:46 -0700 From: Duncan Smith <Duncan@xrtc.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: FCC Looking Into Verizon "Supercookies" that track mobile users' behavior Message-ID: <20150416220246.GA9674@markka.xrtc.net> It's not very widely known, but the name of the feature that does this is "HTTP Header Enrichment", a name that's even more delightfully self-serving than most other product names in this field. Here's a brief document from Juniper on how to configure it: http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/en_US/junos-mobility12.1/topics/task/configuration/httphe-mobility-services-config.html This is a "technology" that was apparently first developed for WAP and MMS, which require segregated HTTP traffic with identifying headers. Duncan Smith|
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