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taffy078 Security issues for Smartphones/Business opportunity for Secunia???
Contributor 7th Nov, 2011 15:03
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It appears that a question I posed here some time ago has been answered. I asked whether or not mobile phones would ever be susceptible to security attacks. We all thought not but today's news must be of concern to Smartphone users:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15600697

Does this provide a business opportunity for Secunia? What do othere members think?



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Member 9th Nov, 2011 09:32
Last edited on 9th Nov, 2011 09:33 Hi,

I will not comment on any business prospects, but I will add that a 'smart'phone, being a complete computer with an operating system can theoretically be just as vulnerable as a PC.

Probably the only reason there are not more (known) attacks is because the security companies have not moved in too yet, and because hackers/crackers don't care too much about smartphones yet.
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