Rutgers University writes malware for Freerunner
itman at gmx.net
Tue Feb 23 13:16:54 CET 2010
Am 22.02.2010 22:52, schrieb Andrew Stephen:
> The researchers say their intent is not to just scare people, but to
> inspire action. "What we’re doing today is raising a warning flag,"
> Iftode said. "We’re showing that people with general computer
> proficiency can create rootkit malware for smart phones. The next step
> is to work on defenses."
> The team used an open-source smartphone called the Openmoko FreeRunner
> running Linux software, but they emphasized that with enough time and
> effort, any smartphone operating system can be attacked with malware.
> The Rutgers team plans to use their results to inspire developers to
> create new ways to detect and prevent rootkit attacks on smartphones
> because none exist right now.
Pff - what a headline...
Don't forget, we're talking unix here.
Some folks with different OS in their smartphones should worry a bit
more. I guess.
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