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**SMART PHONES - UPDATES & MALWARE**
« on: October 15, 2010, 09:51:29 AM »
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There have been a few discussions throughout the forum related to smart phones and software (example iTunes) related to smart phones, so I thought I'd start a thread here for those interested in posting to consolidate the discussions.

A previous recent thread from Avast is here: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=64553.0

New from Threatpost: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/manufacturers-carriers-look-defend-devices-against-attackers-and-users-101410

Feel free to contribute your comments, updates, and news.  Thank you.  :)



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Re: Smart Phone Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 12:32:53 PM »
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From the BBC :

Smartphone security put on test

BBC News has shown how straightforward it is to create a malicious application for a smartphone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10912376


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Re: Smart Phone Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 02:20:45 PM »
With an ever greater usage of smart phones, comes an ever increasing risk.
I'm wondering if avast! has something on the back burner to get into the
Smart cellphone protection business ???
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Re: Smart Phone Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 04:54:31 PM »
If they have something on the back burner, I would suggest moving it forward. It has to be worthwhile as it is a huge marketplace. Since they already have the neigh on redundant PDA version I would have though that it would be a goo start point towards porting it to different smart phone OSes.
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Re: Smart Phone Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 12:39:42 AM »
From Threatpost (10/15/10): http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/android-g2-phone-can-roll-back-jailbreaks-100610
- Android G2 Phone Can Roll Back Jailbreaks. 
- Security researchers say that the G2's ability to revert to its original factory state is by no means a rootkit and likely doesn't violate the Apache open-source license that Android uses.
- More info. about iPhones, plus how wireless companies are modifying the devices before they're sold.

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Re: Smart Phone Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 08:15:47 AM »
Snooping tool for Windows based phones:  (10/15/10)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/15/smartphone_espionage_suite/ - (10/15/10)

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Re: SMART PHONES - Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 02:23:31 PM »
greenpois0n – Initial Release
http://chronic-dev.org/blog/2010/10/greenpois0n-initial-release/
http://www.greenpois0n.com/
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Initial release of what ??? even reading their website doesn't tell me what they do ???
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Re: SMART PHONES - Issues, Malware, and Updates
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 08:27:06 AM »
Initial release of what ??? even reading their website doesn't tell me what they do ???

A jailbreak solution for your iDevice... ;)
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Re: **SMART PHONES - UPDATES & MALWARE**
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Re: **SMART PHONES - UPDATES & MALWARE**
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 08:02:46 AM »
** Updates **

Third-party app. stores signed up another 32 members, including some familiar names that are network operators.  This provides more structure from a currently fragmented and untrusted system.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/18/wac_grows/

Opera Mini Available for Android and iPhone.  Firefox found too bloated.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/15/opera_mobilbe_for_android_size/

IMPORTANT for HTC and Samsung Users re: Vodafone 360 and your opt out Terms and Conditions:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/15/vodafone_terms_conditions/

Your Smart Phone wants you dead - The filthiest things we encounter on a regular basis are computer keyboards and our mobile phones:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/15/touchscreen_disease/ - I guess you would call this a new kind of personal malware. ;D
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Re: **SMART PHONES - UPDATES & MALWARE**
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 11:47:56 PM »
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Location Based Advertising:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/15/o2_more_location/

How Location Based Advertising is Using Private Data on Androids:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/30/suspicious_android_apps/

Windows 7 Phone:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/12/windows_phone_7/
[url[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/12/windows_phone_7_history_repeating/[/url]

Forensic “Baggie” that also Dries and Restores Your Phone If You Accidentally Get it Wet:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/15/hydrophilic_baggy/

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Re: **SMART PHONES - UPDATES & MALWARE**
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 09:21:52 AM »
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