Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 5   >   >>
eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
eewiz   7/30/2012 1:54:49 AM
NO RATINGS
Some of the GPS devices has integrated 3G/GSM data devices for accessing other online services like live traffic estimation.

Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
Bert22306   7/29/2012 10:02:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Quoting the article: "GPS devices can also be hacked, said Knesek. “'It’s going to take one young woman to be stalked, raped and killed before people realize the need security on GPS,' said Knesek a former cybersecurity expert for the U.S. FBI who worked on the Kevin Mitnick case." I don't understand what he's saying. The problem with the GPS signal being hackable, i.e. unauthenticated, which is the source of controversy and discussion, is NOT that someone's location can be determined by someone else. It is that GPS users in a given general area can be provided with bad location info. How this makes a mobile device user more stalkable, I don't know. What might make such a user more stalkable is a nonsecure cell telephone, texting, or web browsing comm link, in which comm link divulges that user's GPS location. But authenticating the GPS signal won't help this scenario at all. The only thing that would help is encrypting the cell phone or texting or other apps. GPS is a one-way broadcast signal, satellites to users. That's all. Nothing goes out from the user' mobile device when that users receives GPS data, UNLESS some other application in the device uses the location data and in turn transmits it out.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
rick merritt   7/29/2012 8:29:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Malware is unauthorized software from third parties attempting to get a user's computer to do something malicious the user is not aware of. It does not include preference monitoring by the Web service provider the end user is accessing.

Kinnar
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
Kinnar   7/29/2012 6:49:09 PM
NO RATINGS
After selling operating systems for 20years without antivirus solution, Microsoft had realized the necessities of designing security solution running by the OS designer/developer only. Similar way the security solution is an acute need for mobile/tablet platform designed by Google. I hope that they will realize the need in a early stage.

hdibani
User Rank
Rookie
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
hdibani   7/29/2012 11:00:52 AM
NO RATINGS
I would like to know what definition of malware was used by researchers. if they include adware in there as malware, then this result is to be expected.

hdibani
User Rank
Rookie
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
hdibani   7/29/2012 10:53:46 AM
NO RATINGS
IOS has the most zero day vulnerabilities of any mobile OS. not sure that is a smart idea. People are jailbreaking their phone (ie modifying the system on the phone) just by visiting a website. http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search-results?query=ios+apple&search_type=all&cves=on

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
chanj0   7/29/2012 2:00:03 AM
NO RATINGS
The question is what information can be accessed by malware. Everyone will have concern on saved password be accessed. Will you have concern if your contact list (aka address book) is accessed? We definitely need to pay attention to our connected devices; yet, we shall react and draw a conclusion too quick too soon. I would love to read the report from BT that shows the detail of study and which apps are the suspect.

Patk0317
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
Patk0317   7/28/2012 8:29:01 PM
NO RATINGS
How is this irresponsible, unless it is a scare tactic to sell anti virus SW? I think a former FBI employee has pretty good credibility.

Patk0317
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
Patk0317   7/28/2012 8:26:39 PM
NO RATINGS
This is concerning. I may swap out my Galaxy for an iPhone 5 when available.

daleste
User Rank
CEO
re: More than a third of Android apps host malware
daleste   7/28/2012 8:03:36 PM
NO RATINGS
So it there anti virus software for our android devices?

<<   <   Page 3 / 5   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Feast Your Orbs on My Jiggly Exercise Machine
Max Maxfield
45 comments
Last weekend, I was chatting with my mother on the phone. She's all excited that I'm coming over to visit for a week in November. "I'll be seeing you in only seven weeks," she trilled ...

Glen Chenier

Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier
3 comments
It is often said that "the devil is in the details." All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet, where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit ...

David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
120 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)