Espionage at heart of Palm Pre

Experts at MWR Labs seem to have uncovered a highly disturbing bug in the Palm Pre. Indeed it literally is a bug. Or has the potential to be a bug in the sense of a listening device.

Security risks in the Android operating system apparently make it possible to use the phone to listen into conversations anywhere in the world. The flaw works in the way of opening a backdoor for intruders to install malicious software by simply sending a well formed and equally malicious message to the phone.

The MWR Labs people seem to believe this is just the start of a huge range of security issues in relation to mobile phones. Which, given the number of security related posts I’ve made recently, I can entirely believe this to be truthful.


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