Possible security hole for Dialers/troyan horses

Evgeny nad.oby at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 08:44:01 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-02 at 07:35 -0800, Tim Newsom wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2007 6:09, Evgeny wrote:
> >
> > It still Linux based phone — there is absolutely no real-life viruses
> > for Linux at this time, trojans are possible treat, but user have to
> > install them by himself.
> That's a pretty strong statement.. Are you absolutely sure there are no 
> viruses for linux in the wild?
If you find one, let me know I'll get, compile $ run "the beast" a
little (In virtual machine of course).
Well if & then you speak about trojans, the cure is "DO NOT INSTALL
THEM". Security holes may exist, but patching them is simple then you
know about them, and in OpenMoko it will be automated by "ipkg".
Read trough  http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Security-HOWTO/ it contains some
basics of security in Linux.
When we will speak  the same language.
There is no Norton Internet security, that can protect you from unknown
treats. When you know about trojan or something, you simple don't use
(it if you don't wont to).
> It would seem to me that the time to think about protection is before 
> you have a problem. Granted, you will never catch everything up front. 
> However, thinking about and dealing with the trojan, virus , issue is 
> not too different from the steps we were taking to notify about 
> unintended actions of programs. I.e. Getting a notification and deciding 
> on how the action should be handled, etc.  I think Norton Internet 
> security does an excellent job on windows.. It knows about many, many 
> applications and versions of them, can tell you if it was modified or 
> contains known threats including trojans, lets you know when a program 
> does something it was not explicitly allowed to do and does it pretty 
> well without making my laptop crawl.  Combined with a rootkit detection 
> system of some kind it would be great, but I am sure there are still 
> holes in it I don't see.  Right?
> I would use it on my phone if it existed for that platform.
> --Tim
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Sincerely Evgeny

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