EDIT: Put in Videos and link to original article
As you may well know Verizon is hosting the new PALM devices: the Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus. For the most part the update was to be considered a substantial one. At first glance the device is pristine and slick. The new webOS operation system that was put on these devices was supposed to be fast and great way for developers to make apps. Unfortunately there are some major issues.
The hacker for instance could send a certificate to the phone allowing a site to have complete access to the cookies and data history from the phone. Seeming as how a lot of people do online banking and other confidential things on their smart phones now they would have complete access to a lot of personal information. The list of things to do is endless! They could have a video auto stream, open up a malicious webpage, even download an app that hacks the phone. My favorite though is to dial a special number which turns off the radio (no cell service after that) and it doesn’t show what it dialed so the person couldn’t redial it and they can’t receive or dial out either.
This also makes the network that the phone is on vulnerable to attacks. Apps are also vulnerable to attacks which can initially harm the company. People are now bashing on Palm for their lack of security and to that Palm responds with “we care about security” in a CNBC story covering the problems. The Group has also put up their article on it and made a video:
Thanks for reading. Signing out with my newest Wad of Trash added to the Trash Can.