Cyber Security Institute

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Current State of: Windows Mobile 5.0 Security Tools

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I thought I would create a quick note to discuss my current focus when it comes to IT tools and toys.  As you all know, I’m in the IT security business and one of the side-effects on this is the need to manage my paranoia.  So I know have a Cingular 8125 phone.  A wonderful phone that when I initially received it, I thought was a bit chunky/clunky in look and feel.  But I am now a fan.  Those ultra thin phones might look pretty but in the rough and tumble of daily use, I need power, comfort and agility.  That’s what I get when I use the Cingular 8125.  It is even encroaching on my Rim usage which is pretty amazing.

So this wonderful phone runs Windows Mobile 5.0.  This is great solution unless you start to worry about security.  There is, of course, the obligatory password prompt but with WiFi connectivity, Internet access and Bluetooth, I am looking for a solution to protect not the physical access but the remote access.

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