We're all childish to laugh at this again, right?
"specialises in penetration"
Security researchers have uncovered a flaw that creates a means to plant bugging software on Palm Pre devices. The vulnerability means that the Palm Pre phone might be compromised through the receipt of a maliciously constructed vCard. A doctored electronic business card sent by SMS or exchanged could be used to place a …
Re: "As always, mobile phone users can protect themselves by only visiting websites and using wifi networks they trust."
How the hell do you determine if you should trust a given wifi network? Kind of like how you learn about hot water. Until you actually get burned the first time you're totally ignorant, but once you do get burned you connect the steam and heat radiated with pain.
If you're going to make comments like this moron did you at least need to recommend how to do what you say should do. Otherwise you're just one more web junkie passing out worthless advice while having the feel of an educated idiot who needs and craves self aggrandizement.
I've always been a bit surprised that this is possible, in as much as why does the message function need to have access to the parts of the device, that would make this possible.
I seem to remember (some time ago) that there was a bug in some of the old Nokia handsets (5110 and others around that time) where if they received an SMS comprised of entirely ........ it would lock up the handset.
I thought this was supposed to be the benefit of an open platform? People get things fixed quicker than the big corps?
Or you could go root and download the latest version? Not a techie? Just go get a new froyo handset. Your handset maker and operator will be happy. Google won't car either way.
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