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OK maybe i will be putting the spark on a debate that will end up in total genocide between android and iphone users but here goes.
My boss went to a conference the other day where someone had a presentation of how easy it is to hack a Android device at the end of it they turned the device into a mic that transmitted any conversation in the room to their laptop.
My question is shoudl i have sleepless nights over my samsung galaxy s2 or is this merely some apple propeganda ?
I think someone misinterpreted as an attack on the OP as it can be read two ways. When I first read it I took it that way and thought it was a bit out of character for you, so read it again, it was only the second time that it read how you intended it to..
I know mine aren't, unless you want to hear my Missus moaning about what I should/shouldn't have done.
At least mine is curtious enough to keep those conversationss in the bedroom.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Dude I really apologize for reporting, I read the post and I thought you where taking a cheap-shot at me, in CP i had to deal with more than a fair share of condescending jerks and unfortunately I took a nip at the wrong person.
I mean if you read ur post it can be interpreted in more than 1 way really
Again I apologise and next time i will know better.
On a completely unrelated question , is there a way I can revoke my report ?
That is most likely my thought on the matter , becuase apparently the presenter made emphasis this is a fully updated version of ICS , then started his hack via a laptop connected on the same wireless network .
but I mean without root access of something giving him some manner of admin privelages on the device I simply do not see a way you can hack any device be it android or IOS.
I laugh at this sort of thing because the real tragedy of these devices isn't that they can be hacked, but rather, they are so outright easy to steal. For some reason nobody seems to care that it is often a violation of federal, state, and institutional law to carry around other people's personal data this way.
A doctor can now carry around hundreds of people's patient history on an iPad and accidently leave it in the cafeteria.
A doctor can now carry around hundreds of people's patient history on an iPad
and accidently leave it in the cafeteria.
Where I used to work had tablet PCs for the docs, the key was NEVER EVER to store patient data on the tablet. EVER! You had to have a wifi connection, which went through a secure VPN, and pulled the information up in a session. As soon as you locked the PC or closed the VPN, all the info was supposedly wiped.
I was still in that sector when the new HIPAA laws were being passed about 4 years ago. The threat of jailtime and fines for not only the organization but for the individual programmers if there was a breach, even if unintentional was a bit of a big stick approach.
Based on a lot of activity in this area. Bluestacks[^] and AMD[^] are closely involved in developing this technology. Nobody's suggesting that every Microsoft shop is going to turn to desktop Android, but I think it's a distinct possibility that desktop Android could find its way into the marketplace.
That's still not Android, that's just the apps. That's just emulation, not even close a useable desktop operating system. And honestly Android's model doesn't make much sense on a desktop, it's designed for low power, low resource devices. It's great on a phone, but it would be really annoying if your desktop OS started doing things closing programs you're running to free up memory without asking you, or only allow one running foreground program at a time.
Valid points, however that same enterprise enviroment also includes mobiles and are as likely to treat these mobile computing devices in the same manner.
all the security companies are looking at the handheld market as a growth area (desktop/server/laptop market is pretty static) whilst I do not claim that it will overtake windows I certainly would not be supprised if it did
it is not just the imerging market of mobiles, windows is under threat from other OS's and cloud services
in addition the OP does not state the company being refered to, if this is one of the smaller firms then it can well be the case that between the growth of android and the ever pressing pressure of the big players this particular company may find it being the case
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Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.