Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Sep 2008 16:39 UTC, submitted by Dannys
Privacy, Security, Encryption The opening up of the mobile industry is great news for application developers but not so good for IT security professionals, according to experts. For example, Symbian, the single most widely used mobile software platform, has already wrestled with the dangers of openness to third-party developers, said Khoi Nguyen, group product manager in mobile security at Symantec. Symbian 7 and 8 were fairly open and allowed almost any application to be installed and run. This led to a few hundred viruses being introduced within a couple of years, so Symbian 9 was locked down significantly, he said.
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Secure by default
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 12th Sep 2008 17:49 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I agree that phones should be secure by default, but there should be a way to allow a phone to run any application. An administrator's password on first run, perhaps. Or alternatively, I could live with having to compile and self sign any non approved applications.

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