I was told about this months ago, why no news till now?
I came across this article by following a link from Seeking Alpha, an investment site which usually gets linked on Yahoo Finance, not this time.
Make your own conclusions.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Smartphone Malware Safety Tips
Here's another citation;
Last edited by tonyrenier; 11-18-12 at 09:01 PM. Reason: add citation
- 11-21-12, 04:07 PM #4
- 11-21-12, 04:16 PM #5
the same things can be done on a BB device if the user installs an app and doesnt pay attention to its permissions. The article states "mobile devices" and doesnt specify which ones even.
Just like anything it comes down to the user and if they choose to install software or modify their device. BB, android and ios can all be made vulnernable easily.
1.) They vett their apps, test them for security.
2.). With all the complaining over the 2 outages of BB handsets, people did not pick up on the fact that RIM has it's own encrypted network, if any unusual activity were to happen with an app that they did vett, it would be picked up by their network, no one else has this but the carriers and they're just looking for billable minutes.
3.)The vetting process is why it is taking so long for Android apps to show up on the Playbook (QNX-BB 10)platform.
If anyone with a better understanding of my explanation wishes to chime in please do, my research may not be accurate.
4.) I just thought of the incident with India claiming they had cracked BlackBerry's code; This is impossible since each user or enterprise sets up their own. India was blowing smoke.
Last edited by tonyrenier; 11-26-12 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Added a further thought
- 11-26-12, 12:13 PM #7
Security relates to so many aspects of a mobile platform in todays world. RIM does have more measures than most but it all still comes down to the user.
From what i know is that most apps are simply tested to install and then open. Functionality testing is very limited. Thats why so many apps on the PB are crap and dont work really. They probably run them thru a code scanner too looking for obvious malware code but its still not "vetted" as much as you think IMO
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