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What To Do About Mobile Devices That Lie 107

Posted by timothy
from the spanking-is-harmful-to-the-screen dept.
GMGruman writes "InfoWorld has caught two Android devices that falsely report security compliance that the Android OS does not actually support, and Apple quietly has dropped its jailbreak-detection API from iOS 4. So how can IT and businesses that allow iPhones, iPads, and Androids trust that the new generation of mobile devices won't become Trojan horses for malware? There's no easy answer, but Galen Gruman explains what current technologies can do to help — and how Apple, Google, and others might increase the trustworthiness of their platforms in the future."
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What To Do About Mobile Devices That Lie

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 18, 2010 @06:28AM (#34598510)

    WTF is a Trojan Horse for Malware?

    Well, you see, you leave a gigantic wooden Clydesdale with a firewire port in the parking lot. Some fool is going to plug it in because they want to see what possible use firewire could have in a giant wooden horse. Once they do, you've got access to their systems.

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