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  1. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    I really don't see how anyone can "harden" the security of operating system especially, if it delays the deployment of updates that are necessary to patch known vulnerabilities ASAP.
    Look up AppArmor, SELinux and a bunch of other things. You can harden a server by closing ports, disabling unnecessary or unused services, add encryption, checksums, set and restrict execute and access permissions, set and require stronger passwords,... and a ton of other things just on the admin side.

    Those hardcoded "0000" and "123456" default passwords in some IoT devices just shouldn't happen. That's part of hardening, too...

    :-D

    (edit: basically, reduce the attack surface)

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    11-16-16 01:33 AM
  2. Soulstream's Avatar
    Read recently that Google Play store app itself is feeding back to Google .every Android phone, including DTEK 60 has Play Store app. So much for security

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    I am not sure what you are talking about, but having Google apps on most Android devices is NOT a security concern, but a privacy one. Security and privacy are related issues, but they are different issues.
    11-16-16 04:23 AM
  3. Linto988's Avatar
    Maybe the recent dtek app issue points out security issues of BlackBerry Android. Let's wait and see.

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    11-17-16 05:56 AM
  4. thurask's Avatar
    Maybe the recent dtek app issue points out security issues of BlackBerry Android. Let's wait and see.

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    Or QC issues with the DTEK developer team.
    11-17-16 11:41 AM
  5. iUser's Avatar
    That can be true for any system, if the user is dumb enough.
    Believe me and Einstein, there are a lot of them

    Posted through my BlackBerry
    11-17-16 03:19 PM
  6. iUser's Avatar
    Android is primarily a communication appliance... it communicates 24x7 with Google about everything :-D

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    That was the purpose of making Android a free OS and open source. So you have to use Google services. Otherwise, better get yourself another phone.

    Posted through my BlackBerry
    11-17-16 03:21 PM
  7. Slash82's Avatar
    Read recently that Google Play store app itself is feeding back to Google .every Android phone, including DTEK 60 has Play Store app. So much for security

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    Yup! I read about 360 times GPS data in 24 hours alone.

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    11-17-16 04:25 PM
  8. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Yup! I read about 360 times GPS data in 24 hours alone.

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    Bruce Schneier: Data & Goliath -
    The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

    https://www.schneier.com/books/data_and_goliath/

    For the real paranoid and not so paranoid that want to be in control... :-D

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    11-17-16 04:39 PM
  9. mvsalvino's Avatar
    Yup! I read about 360 times GPS data in 24 hours alone.

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    Important thing to remember is that security is not the same as privacy. Of course, the PRIV is supposed to have both.

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    11-17-16 06:30 PM
  10. Slash82's Avatar
    Bruce Schneier: Data & Goliath -
    The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

    https://www.schneier.com/books/data_and_goliath/

    LOL! What do you wanna tell me?
    Or is the article that good?

    For the real paranoid and not so paranoid that want to be in control... :-D

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    11-18-16 01:13 AM
  11. Slash82's Avatar
    Important thing to remember is that security is not the same as privacy. Of course, the PRIV is supposed to have both.

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    As a BlackBerry user - having both is why I stuck with that brand so long.

    Maybe Android will reach a good level of security - but the whole OS itself is made to track your privacy!
    And additional to that to the standpoint from BlackBerry: When you don't control and create the OS yourself you can't make sure it's that level save you want it to have.
    11-18-16 01:17 AM
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