Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Apple's New Nano-SIM Card

Should make examinations interesting. Apparently, an open-ended SIM that can be either postpaid or prepaid account without the need to change SIMs but still switch between carriers. Either Apple intend to go for their own IMSI (thus become an operator) or the IMSI will need to be updated OTA...hmmmm

"If you are among the millions who will purchase one of the 4G versions of the new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 tablets from Apple in the next few months, and you live in the US or UK, then when you switch the tablet on for the first time, you will find a nano-SIM card already installed in the SIM card slot."


"What Apple envisions with its SIM is that users will be able to quickly and easily switch between different carriers to take advantage of the best short-term deals available at any given time - without having to go through the hassle of getting a new SIM card.

"Obviously, if you have signed up to a two-year contract you won't be switching deals that often, but if you are on a pay-as-you-go deal, then this could be a real money-saver......."

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Fast moving wireless world

I have been working on research for as the changing landscape for cell site analysis (CSA) requiries comprehending the complex involvement with the various wireless connectivity creating a universal point-of-presence for mobile users. Moreover, CSA is equally being impacted with the architecture defining internet of things (IoT) causing a growth expansion for M2M wireless devices, naturally wireless forensics in this area will grow, too.

M2M was highlighted back in 2011

M2M Crime

Mobile Markets: Nokia 'Mobile Man' tells of a story


Reverse Engineering For Beginners

Steve Hailey*, who kindly sent out a reminder about Reverse Engineering for Beginners, that this is guide with "Lots of great information that will be especially helpful for reverse engineering malware that you come across in your investigations......" It is  "652 pages, all free. You do not need to give out your personal information or subscribe to anything..."

The original link to get the publication is no longer current. However, a copy can still be downloaded using the following link: 

*Steve is President/CEO CyberSecurity Institute, a practicing Consultant, Digital Forensic Examiner and works also as an Educator, InfoSec Author & Lecturer