| | Re: ACA - Spyware on Mobiles
> Peter wrote
>>> And they didn't say how it got on, other than, at the end
>>> of the segment, to never let your phone out of your sight.
>> There is a clue here though.
> But they didn't elaborate on how this software was installed in the first place.
Yes they did.
> Just a line at the end of the segment as if it was an afterthought.
They said a lot more about it than just that.
>>> So, if it's an installable program, it should be easy to uninstall, right?
>> If it designed to be hidden then most users won't find it.
>> Ever tried removing stuff that doesn't want to be removed from a PC?
>> I have.
>> Why would todays mobiles/PPC be any easier?
> Given the slack nature of how Windows (as an example) is
> designed, security-wise, I can't see this as a good comparison.
It is anyway.
> But, as we see more WinMob and Android based phones come
> onto the market and how they're more aligned with how desktop
> OSes work, it won't be surprising to hear more of this happening.
Its got nothing to do with how desktop OSs work.
It isnt that easy for normal users to work out what installed on
Nokias for example even when they have no desktop OS at all.
> In the meantime how secure is the Symbian operating system?
Not very at all.
> Given that the majority of phones run it it seems the
> most likely target as portrayed in the ACA story.
Depends on whether the snoopers want to be able to work out where the phone is physically.