For the multitudes of people who can't run ministumbler there is a great (yes it's free) alternative, WiFiFoFum (WFFF). WFFF is a program used by wireless enthusiats and hackers alike to scan for wireless access points. The tool now supports multiple GPS log outputs and other enhancements. The latest relase came today and can be downloaded from the website above.
Use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) continues to increase as new applications become available for them on almost a daily basis. While the PDA market has not grown as quickly in the last two years as it did in the mid and late '90s, as the U.S. economy recovers, the market will likely get a second wind. If your organization has not taken PDA security into consideration previously, now is the time to do so. While PDA security is often a forgotten piece of the security infrastructure, PDAs have the ability to transmit and receive viruses, and can be exploited in numerous ways.
The peer-to-peer phone program Skype, which lets computer users make free calls to each other anywhere in the world, is going mobile, with a version being released Tuesday for Wi-Fi-equipped digital assistants.
A pair of Indian companies are touting a home-grown handheld, eyeing both the local market and a wider audience. The Amida Simputer, originally developed as a "poor man's computer," is now being pitched as a device that can handle a wide range of business and personal-computing requirements. The Linux-powered handheld combines the functions of an organiser and an MP3 player and has handwriting recognition capabilities.
Traversing the carpeted walkways of the Las Vegas Convention Center last week, Caleb Sima looked like many other programmers at Comdex: young, lean, laid-back and with a taste for earth tones.
What was less apparent is that he also has a penchant for uncovering new security threats.