Rutgers University writes malware for Freerunner

Al Johnson openmoko at
Mon Feb 22 23:34:05 CET 2010

On Monday 22 February 2010, Andrew Stephen wrote:
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> 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.
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Heavy on headline, light on any useful detail. I suppose we might find out 
more after the presentation tomorrow.

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