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Old 04. Mar 2011, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I guess this demonstrates just how attractive this medium has become for malware writers. Some owners will possibly need a new handset.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12633923
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Conspiracy theorists might suggest that the only people who benefit from a virus attack like this are the mobile phone vendors. I guess my phone is pretty secure since it has no apps, no bluetooth, no internet, no anything really by current standards. I can make and receive phone calls and texts on it though, so it'll do for me
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What I love is when I receive an email now with "sent from my iPhone" like I'm meant to be impressed

I reckon MC will check out of this latest revolution until it becomes mandatory

No doubt when the first missile lands it will be accompanied by a message "sent from my iSilo"
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I know exactly what you mean
What amazes me is how much time people spend sitting around discussing their iPhones.....probably more time than they spend talking on them. Maybe when i talk to people in future i should insert the phrase "sent from my face" after every sentence
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When I was studying for my PhD, two things I came across really surprised me. These were the average father spends less than 30 minutes a week talking to his children and that parents in general spend 40% less time with their children than they did a generation ago.

IMO you don't need to be a Luddite to forecast where this might lead to.
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For others like me who have no idea what in the world a Luddite is:

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In modern usage, "Luddite" is a term describing those opposed to industrialisation, automation, computerisation or new technologies in general.[1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite


Geez, MC, you come up with some good ones....
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Geez, MC, you come up with some good ones....
Sign of a miss-spent something or other
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Old 05. Mar 2011, 01:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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No need to worry so much if you use your common sense. Most, if not all of them, requires you to install it yourself.
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Among others, Lookout is a good Android security app for you to look out.
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This is quite a buzz especially for android-powered gadget owners like me. Considering that it was published to the market, it posed even greater threats that it could be downloaded by anyone. It is good though that they have already contained the situation and called for the necessary actions but i wonder how those apps could have slipped past the security. I do not know how the validation is done but his could have been a pretty big blow to the technology had it not been fixed.
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