I noticed several postings about the failure of the new anti-phishing features supplied in the recent iPhone 3.1 release. What now appears to be known is that it is working as designed, but there is little to no easy avenue for the end-user to confirm that it is working.
An interesting recap of information regarding this ill-understood security feature in OS 3.1 can be found here by Sarah Perez. Referencing the solution as told to Jim Dalrymple by Apple..
The solution is to: Launch the Safari web browser Connect to a Wi-Fi network Charge the iPhone with the screen off
It appears so far that even if you follow the quirky instructions, there is no easy way to confirm that the phishing updates are on the device.
However, after finding some suspected phishing sites over on http://www.phishtank.com, I tried one on my iPhone and I did get the “Warning: Suspected phishing site” warning message. So it would appear that I have mine syncing through iTunes and getting the necessary Safari updates at some point while charging..
As for 3rd party anti-phishing applications for the iPhone, I found one here that looks nifty:
But all of this begs the question on how you could better manage this in an enterprise environment. Right now this is one security feature that is hit and miss I feel so I hope it will be further updated in future updates..
A colleague of mine noticed that Microsoft has updated their public http://www.windowsmobiletraining.com site with new content to support the upcoming launch of Windows Mobile 6.5.
Good be a good resource for support staff to get ramped up before employees start to ask questions about their new Windows Mobile 6.5 devices from their favorite mobile operator or local mobile device store this fall.
Some of the training and certification material is geared towards the retail space for individuals working at mobile stores. Others are geared to Small Business owners. However the content can still be useful to understand many of the new features in Windows Mobile 6.5.
I should also mention that successful completion of each course gives you points that you can use to get various free gifts.
Also the Connection forums over at http://www.windowsmobiletraining.com/Connection/ can be very useful.. Moderator Bill Fisher has setup a dedicated forum for Windows Mobile 6.5 as well here: http://www.windowsmobiletraining.com/Connection/forums/89.aspx.