Archive for June, 2009

Femtocells and Security

Thu, 25 Jun 2009

The Femtocells World Summit is in London this week; I haven’t attended, but I have seen articles about it that have me wondering whether there are interesting security issues emerging.

First, what’s a femtocell? Essentially, it’s a short-range, miniaturised version of a mobile phone mast. However, instead of being directly plumbed in to the phone network, calls made through a femtocell are routed over broadband Internet connections so they can be used in areas where the normal phone network coverage is poor or non-existent.


The Symbian Signed Story, Part 3

Mon, 08 Jun 2009

Previously on The Symbian Signed Story:

  • Symbian Signed costs reduced by open market for services
    Developers could choose between 3 test houses and 2 certificate authorities

And now, introducing platform security…


Hey, I’m on the Radio!

Tue, 02 Jun 2009

This morning the BBC World Service broadcast my response to their Digital Planet report on mobile malware. I’m pleased with the way it came out, thanks to Gareth Mitchell’s sympathetic interview and Michelle Martin’s excellent editing!

It’s repeated twice today and once tomorrow, and you can also listen online or download the podcast.