Mobile Wireless

2012 outlook for mobile data traffic

This year, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population, according to a new forecast, continuing a trend that will help push global mobile data traffic to 10 exabytes by 2016.

May it please the court, FBI turns off 3,000 GPS trackers

The agency disabled thousands of Global Positioning Tracking devices to comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling that such searches require a warrant.


Stop agency data leakage in its tracks

PowerBroker Desktops checks for policy violations in each outgoing e-mail and prevents unwarranted data from leaving a single computer.

DARPA wants high-bandwidth communications without infrastructure

The Defense Department's research arm is developing new methods to provide cell tower-grade communications to warfighters, even in remote and rugged areas.

Can spectrum auction prevent the looming bandwidth deficit?

The plan to auction broadcast spectrum for wireless Internet use benefits just about everyone, but broadcasters might not want to give up their licenses.

How to secure your 'Ethernet port in the parking lot'

NIST provides recommendations for improving the security configuration and monitoring of 802.11 WiFi networks.

Army's mobile comm system gains field experience before NIE

The Army's WIN-T program is using recent exercises in New Mexico to ready itself for a major evaluation this spring.

IPv6 networks face aggressive attacks for first time

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, cyberattacks are now targeting IPv6 networks more intensely, although the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

FCC spectrum auction to fund long-sought public safety network

A congressional compromise allowing the auction to fund the payroll tax cut and extended unemployment benefits also will pave the way for a national wireless network for emergency responders.

The riskiest cities for cyber crime: Where does yours rank?

Norton and Sperling's BestPlaces list the U.S. cities with the highest online risk factors, which seem to boil down to using the Internet.

GSA buying plan aims to make it easier for agencies to go mobile

A pending GSA purchasing plan also is designed to make it less costly for federal agencies to get wireless services and devices.

Will patent ruling in Microsoft's favor spell the end for Android?

A court's "initial determination" on patent misuse against Barnes & Noble could further Microsoft's campaign against the Android operating system and, ultimately, Google, if it sticks.

Was technology's future written in 1960s TV shows?

In the '60s, TV shows let fly with high-tech gadgets and Space Age technologies. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic space flight, we ask: Which had the best idea of things to come?

Mobile malware is on the march, and Android is target No. 1

The amount of malware for Android increased from 400 samples in June to more than 13,000 in December, a study by Juniper Networks found.

Google closes in on Motorola Mobility acquisition

Both companies have been playing a part in the military's move toward smart phones.

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