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Security - Windows Phone fails to check certificate Common Names when synchronising email using SSL

Security - Windows Phone fails to check certificate Common Names when synchronising email using SSL

Rich Edmonds 32

Windows Phone currently suffers from a security vulnerability when synchronising email to and from POP3 / IMAP / SMTP servers using SSL, according to a recent filing over at the US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) website. The issue is pinpointed to Microsoft's mobile OS not verifying CN (Common Name) of server certificates when connecting to servers using SSL....

Microsoft's beefing up security with Windows Phone 8 may make custom ROMs a thing of the past

Microsoft's beefing up security with Windows Phone 8 may make custom ROMs a thing of the past

George Ponder 97

While there is a lot to look forward to with Windows Phone 8, some of the changes may not be as noticeable but no less important. Windows Phone 8 will have a number of significant changes under the hood to bolster the security of the platform. Windows Phone 8 will have device encryption throughout the entire device including the OS and its applications. Designed along the same lines as...

WhatsApp removed from Windows Phone Marketplace due to security issue, update on the way [Updated]

WhatsApp removed from Windows Phone Marketplace due to security issue, update on the way [Updated]

Rich Edmonds 9

Last week we reported WhatsApp had disappeared from view on the Windows Phone Marketplace (it was actually set to private), and were awaiting official clarification on the matter. Turns out, according to a report over at MonWindowsPhone, the app has a serious security flaw, which requires the team to pull the app and look into the problem. An update is well on its way. The app enables...

Microsoft News Roundup – Bing gets Penn, MS does well with Entertainment and Xbox gets serious about security

Microsoft News Roundup – Bing gets Penn, MS does well with Entertainment and Xbox gets serious about security

Daniel Rubino 10

There’s been a lot of news today—both for Microsoft and Nokia—so we’re going to just touch on a bit of that and also mention some other Microsoft stories that you may have missed. So here’s your roundup: Microsoft wants you take your Xbox security seriously and posts tips on how to do that Mark Penn, former advisor to President Clinton, will be a VP at Microsoft where he hopes...

Missed out on those free Windows Phone props for your Xbox Avatar? Here's why.

Missed out on those free Windows Phone props for your Xbox Avatar? Here's why.

Daniel Rubino 39

On Sunday we posted a method by which you can get a free Avatar prop featuring Windows Phone--either a Longboard, foam finger or tee-shirt. All you had to do was sign up for the Windows Phone Insider newsletter and you were sent a redeem code. Then late Sunday/early Monday we started to get word that the offer had suddenly ended, even before most of you were able to try and get one. Now...

Nokia hooks up with Good Technology for Secure Enterprise Messaging on Windows Phone

Nokia hooks up with Good Technology for Secure Enterprise Messaging on Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 11

We don't recall seeing this at the insanity that was Mobile World Congress, but evidently on February 27th, Good Technology, who focuses on enterprise and security (and who used to be owned by Motorola) announced a partnership with Nokia to bring their "FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption and end-to-end mobile messaging" service to Lumia Windows Phones. The service is set to roll out...