A look at WP7's strong security and how OEM's can compromise it

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by funkydude, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    http://vimeo.com/36987305

    Whilst Window Phone can restrict OEM's more than Android, this ~30 minute video goes to show that Microsoft needs to nanny OEM's even more to make sure sloppy code doesn't provide a means of access. A situation that Android is very familiar with, but iPhone completely avoids.
     
  2. funkydude

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    Err, apps? This video, and my post, is talking about OEM drivers. If iOS has a flawed sandboxing method then that's for Apple to fix, but they most certainly do not have OEMs placing sloppy driver-level code on their phones which can break security protocols.

    The video shows how tight the sandboxing is on WP and demoes how you can avoid that using exploits in the OEM drivers. A good example was the Samsung one that was allowing arbitrary write access. You can't do that via an app in Windows Phone.
     
  3. x942

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    No no I was just laughing at the comment they put in the article making it out like Apple was the more secure than everything else.

    You can substitute apps with drivers iOS has had it's share as well.

    It was more off topic than anything though ;) sorry.
     
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