The BBC puts Smartphone security on test

BBC News has shown how straightforward it is to create a malicious application for a smartphone. Over a few weeks, the BBC put together a crude game for a smartphone that also spied on the owner of the handset.

The application was built using standard parts from the software toolkits that developers use to create programs for handsets.

More here including a video with Bloor Research adding some commentary. This project took a few weeks but it has been very interesting – happy to talk through the issues in more detail if anyone is interested.

Nigel Stanley

Practice Leader – Security

Bloor Research

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Good take on security. I think it's more important as the cloud transition takes over. An article to shed more light (http://www.articlesbase.com/strategic-planning-articles/the-software-cloud-what-bundling-as-a-service-means-2953787.html)
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Whats going on with RIM these days ? Their getting so much bad PR and their stock is getting destroyed. Is their lead over in this space ?
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