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Mobile Security Survival Toolkit for Activists

MobileActive’s SaferMobile projectis running two trainings at the Internet at Liberty conference on mobile security with colleagues from IWPR, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and UC Berkeley. We’ll be demoing common mobile threats and provide hands-on tips on how to better protect yourself. We put together a set of resources in a ‘mobile security survival kit’ for activists and journalists with practical tips and advice. They are all online at SaferMobile.org but we are also compiling here in a Primer Toolkit on Mobile Security.

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Mobile Tools for Backups, Data Deletion and Remote Wipe

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Securing your Mobile Email

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Blacknoise: Low-fi Lightweight Steganography in Service of Free Speech

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Safer Facebook

Facebook has more 500 million users, half of which access the site through their mobile phones . Being able to communicate your message to an audience this large is exceptionally valuable. At the same time your activities on the site generate very detailed information about you and your networks.

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Using HTTPS for Secure Mobile Browsing

HTTP, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the data communication protocol you use when you broswe the web – as you probably know if you’ve noticed that website addresses usually begin with http://. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, which you might have seen being used for sensitive transactions like online banking and online shopping.

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Are Your Apps Trustworthy? 6 Questions to Ask

Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian) and many feature phones allow you to download and install mobile applications (“apps”). Apps do many useful things.

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Mobile Application Security

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SMSTester – Monitoring SMS Delivery (and Keyword Filtering, Possibly)

Inspired by Michael Benedict’s original blog post on monitoring SMS delivery reliability in Tanzania and recent reports of SMS keyword blocking in Uganda, MobileActive.org set out to replicate Michael’s work – and add to it. SMS is such a crucial part of many mobile projects and just day-to-day life across the developing world, yet there’s a lack of public knowledge of mobile network operator interdependency, latency, and reliability (how mobile network operators work together to transmit SMS, the lag time between sending and receiving a message, and the guarantee that a message will reach its recipient). Michael ‘s post got us thinking: Can this type of experiment be replicated without extra hardware required (GPRS modems, etc.)?

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