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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AngryHatter, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert
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    Researchers reveal iPhone passwords in under six minutes

    Researchers reveal iPhone passwords in under six minutes

    German researchers Fraunhofer SIT have demonstrated processes that enable a would-be attacker to compromise and reveal passwords stored in a locked iPhone in under six minutes, without having to crack the phone
     



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  2. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone
     
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  3. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    There have been several reports of malicious apps for android devices.
    How exactly is that a win?
     
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    beat me to it
     
  5. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Android Expert

    Actually, there have only been like two. One was a phishing app, and the other is a proof of concept where the phone's mic can be used to send data out.

    The phishing one was pulled in about a day from the market. And, the proof of concept has yet to be seen in the wild.

    Both, required the end user to install an application. The iPhone exploit requires no user intervention, and breaks the inherent security chain of the device + OS.
     
  6. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    remember the security bugs report
    dozens found
     
  7. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    You're talking about apps in the market. I'm talking about apps for android, whether or not they are in the market is irrelevant because we can install apps that are not in the market.
     
  8. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

     
  9. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    And that is why people must think carefully before they jailbreak or root their devices to install "unapproved" apps from God only knows where. With the App Store or the Android Market, there is some measure of security. Or so we are told.

    I am not sure every app on either store is as carefully tested as we would like. Then again, perhaps they are. When we start installing applications from some web site we have not seen before or nobody knows about, we run a great risk.

    Bob Maxey
     
  10. pool_shark

    pool_shark Android Expert

    On some if not all devices such as the Droid 2, you don't have to be root to install apps outside of the market.
    I have a checkbox that allows me to do it.

    I think I read on this site about a flaw in the tv.com and barcode scanner apps, which are in the market.
     
  11. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert

    Perhaps the best idea is to simply assume you will be hacked and let that little bit on assumption dictate what you do not mind being spread all over the net.

    Bob Maxey
     
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