Webkit mono-culture strikes as vulnerability affects iPhone, Android and Blackberry

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by funkydude, Feb 28, 2012.

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  1. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    http://www.computerworlduk.com/news...rge-kurtz-reveal-major-mobile-exploit-at-rsa/
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Conformity definitely has its downsides.
     
  3. vasa1

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    But then ... "RSA 2012 The GSM mobile standard is wide open for attack, experts have warned, thanks in part to the increasing amount of computing power available to hackers. ...
    Hackers are also being helped directly by corrupt staff in mobile network operators, they explained ...
    He also warned that in some countries in South America, Asia, and the Middle East, telecommunications providers are colluding with hackers for mutual profit. ..."
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/moores_law_gsm_hacking/

    So the notion that some mobile OS is more secure because of its low/non-existent market share may not really hold. As we see everyday, with corruption on the rise in some countries, there are other, more direct ways to pwn things.
     
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