Reason for openmoko - bugsafe?

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at
Sun Jul 15 18:26:10 CEST 2007

David "Lefty" Schlesinger wrote:
> Okay, not to put too fine a point on it, but this is possibly the
> silliest reason ever for choosing one phone over another. Cell phone
> communications are transmitted via radio, and are trivial to eavesdrop
> on with the right equipment. If you're actually worried about this
> possibility (and I can't really imagine why anyone would be), then you
> need not to use cell phones. In fact, you probably need to use nothing
> but randomly-selected _pay_ phones.

There is a rather large difference between over-the-air security, which 
is debatable, and the phone being able to be remotely turned on without 
the users knowledge, to act as a bug.

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