Last year, Dan Hoffman created a highly successful hacking video of a laptop with an unpatched version of Windows 2000. Even the Department of Defense included a link to it in their security newsletter. This year Dan not only has 4 hacking scenarios for you, but each can victimize a laptop running Windows XP with SP2. The Hacking the Mobile Workforce Video on Fiberlink.com shows live hacks that illustrate why fundamental changes in security strategy are necessary. This video shows the exact steps a hacker would utilize to exploit mobile systems lacking the appropriate security protection.
This article in 2 parts is designed to be a compliment to the in-depth, step-by-step hacking video tutorial. Part 1, Step by Step Guide to the Advanced Mobile Hacks Video, will outline in detail the steps organizations and users need to take to prevent each of these hacks from taking place. Part 2, Engineering Guide for the Enterprise, details the fundamental changes in security strategy that enterprises and individuals need to implement in order to protect ongoing threats to mobile devices.
Step by Step Guide to the Advanced Mobile Hacks Video