Among the steps you can take by using the checker:
Set PINs and passwords.
Download security apps to enable remote locating and data wiping.
Back up the data on your phone if it’s lost or stolen.
Wipe the data on your old phone before donating, reselling or recycling it.
Learn to safely use public Wi-Fi networks.
Find out what you need to do if your phone is stolen.
The FCC worked together with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, CTIA wireless trade organization, National Cyber Security Alliance and mobile security companies Lookout, Sophos and others to develop the checklist.
U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center releases request for proposal intended to move Space Fence program forward.
[Space Daily – 12/24/2012]
Maldives communications minister claims the country is potentially entitled to an orbital slot, and that two Chinese companies approached the country’s defence minister about launching a satellite during his recent visit to China. [Minivan News – 12/23/2012]
ViaSat receives $52 million contract from unnamed U.S. government agency to provide broadband services via satellite to government aircraft. [North County Times – 12/20/2012]
China Mobile Satellite Communications Group and Thuraya Telecommunications announce successful launch of a new business focusing on mobile satellite phones. [People’s Daily Online – 12/20/2012]
UK-based GVF adds three authorized test entities in three major regions, doubling the size of the industry network of authorized test entities to provide type-approved equipment for the satellite industry. [Broadcast Engineering – 12/20/2012]
Member of European Space Agency officially approve cooperation between ESA and Roscosmos on European Mars exploration ExoMars, led by Thales Alenia Space as prime contractor. [SatNews – 12/17/2012]
Thuraya Telecommunications combines with Japan’s SoftBank Mobile to provide Japanese business, enterprise, and consumer subscribers across Thuraya’s satellite network with mobile satellite communication services. [Satellite Today – 12/17/2012]
NASA’s Commercial Drew Program selects Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser Space System Program to receive a Certification Products Contract, a first step to enabling International Space Station transportation services and provide government certification of its commercial crew orbital transportation system. [SatNews – 12/17/2012]
Following highly successful GVF Ka Roundtable Assembly in London December 5th and 6th, the satellite industry calls for a further platform to facilitate extended industry and end-user dialogue about high capacity and high throughput satellites. [SatNews – 12/14/2012]
Competition from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) presents challenges for Earth Observation (EO) satellite operators – new NSR report. [SatNews – 12/14/2012]
ESA to inaugurate the third and last of its 35-meter-diameter deep-space tracking antennas in Argentina, matching those in Australia and Spain. [Space News – 12/14/2012]
NASA’s Ebb and Flow twin moon observation spacecraft to crash into moon next week after successful 1-year mission. [R&D MagazIne – 12/13/2012]
Without information from polar-orbiting satellites, NOAA forecasts of Hurricane Sandy’s track could have shown the storm remaining at sea according to new study by European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. [SatNews – 12/13/2012]
Raytheon to design small satellites for DARPA’s SeeMe program, to enhance warfighter situational awareness on the battlefield. [Satellite Today – 12/13/2012]
TCS ranked 380 among 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. [Satellite Evolution Group – 12/13/2012]
Astrotech Corporation wins contract for commercial payload processing services at Vandenberg Air Force Base from NASA. [SatNews – 12/13/2012]
NewSat to install new iDirect Evolution universal satellite hub and upgrade to iDirect’s SatManage 5.2 network management software to expand service offerings and capitalize on upcoming launch of Jabiru-1 high throughput satellite (HTS). [SatNews – 12/12/2012]
MapBox, a provider of open source solutions for designing and publishing maps via the cloud, selects DigitalGlobe as their commercial Earth imagery provider. [SatNews – 12/12/2012]
XTAR gains significant segment of growing airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance market over past year under several contracts representing more than 100MHz of bandwidth and valued at more than $8 million. [SatNews – 12/12/2012]
Golden Spike Co., launched by team of former NASA executives, to sell trips to the moon for two for $1.5 billion. [R&D Magazine – 12/07/2012]
Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security satellite system gets re-inserted into the European Union’s multiannual financial framework, but faces a 35% cut to its seven-year budget. [Space News – 12/07/2012]
Europe decides to offer Galileo’s Public Regulated Service signal to non-European allies that sign security agreements. [Space News – 12/07/2012]
Thales Alenia Space Italy signs contract with Astrium GmbH of Germany to provide systems for Europe’s BepiColombo Mercury orbiter. [Space News – 12/07/2012]
Infrared sensor manufacturer Sofradir to purchase infrared divisions of its two parent companies, Thales and Sagem. [Space News – 12/07/2012]
ScanEx Research and Development Center signs distribution agreement with Astrium GEO Information Services for selling data from Pleiades-1B and TerraSAR-X satellites. [SatNews – 12/07/2012]
U.S. Pacific Command moves ships into place to monitor possible North Korean rocket launch, professed by the North Koreans to be a satellite launch, but viewed by U.S. as demonstrating capability to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles. [SatNews – 12/06/2012]
Haivision gets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certification for the management system governing the design, development, manufacturing, support, and lifecycle of its products [SatNews – 12/06/2012]
ViaSat successfully implements Integrated Waveform Network Control Station for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, to effeicently mange its UHF SATCOM assets. [SatNews – 12/06/2012]
As North American DTH growth stagnates, DirecTV focuses on Latin American while Dish Network looks to leverage its recent wireless spectrum acquisitions. [SatNews – 12/06/2012]
GPS receiver built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited successfully achieves a GPS position fix at 23,300 km altitude – the first position fix above the GPS constellation on a civilian satellite. [SatNews – 12/03/2012]