Besides the huge sponsorship of the Olympics in London by Samsung and the Samsung Galaxy S III being the official wireless device, there is more mobile news about the Olympic event. Every athlete competing in the games will receive a free Samsung Galaxy S III which could open them up to vulnerabilities. Game attendees will have fewer network choices for Wi-Fi data access and the marketing to all screen sizes has begun.
There are scams around the Olympic Games such as emails that you have won tickets, but have to pay a processing. McAffee wans against paying anyone for "free tickets."
NFC found in the Samsung Galaxy S III could be the cause of skimming and malware. McAfee found through their own work and research, that there is the malware out there to attack this sort of technology. PINs can be cracked and a ‘fuzz’ attack launched, meaning that the mobile deivce’s OS is targeted as well as its NFC libraries. This corrupts the data and throws vulnerabilities to light, which can then be targeted by the attacker.
McAfee also warns of other malware and virus dangers that could affect these phones should someone with malicious intent get hold of one of the phones that will be handed over to athletes. They suggest that you don't store password or credit card information on the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The Olympic games have banned personal or private wireless access points and 3G hubs. iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets are permitted inside venues, but must not be used as wireless access points/mobile hotspot to connect multiple devices> Some believe the reason for this is so that Wi-Fi uses have to pay for the official BT Wi-Fi access that costs £5.99 for 90 minutes, £9.99 for 24 hours, £26.99 for five days . BT customers and affiliates will have free access.
We're checking with Boingo that announced it has service agreement with BT which is better deal Buying Boingo directly in the U.K. costs £9.95 GBP per month with Unlimited Wi-Fi access at Boingo hotspots throughout the UK and Ireland. If you have an U.S. Boingo service 12-18 cents a minute charges apply.
The event venues have been setup with BT Wi-Fi networks ready for high volume. There have been a total of 500,000 and new Wi-Fi hotspots placed in London for the event. according to the original Ofcom Spectrum plan for the games the Olympic committee is concerned with interference.
In the United States offing carriers put free Wi-Fi in stadiums so that the data network.does not get overloaded. in the case of the London venues those with 3G or 4G data in the UK can access data directly from their devices
ESPN intends to create worldwide fan communities around events like the Olympics. media companies are looking at the fact that while watching TV users will be looking at their iPads, tablets and smartphones. The content will be geared towards sports fan communities and integrate Twitter, Facebook and more.
NBC Olympics can be added to users Facebook timeline. On the NBC website unfortunately you have to have a TV subscription that includes MSNBC or CNBC to can access live streams of every Olympic event. The NBC mobile website and apps that we cover in our Top Ten Best Olympic Apps article coming out this week.