what the hells wrong with you people ?we need help on resetsing password and all u do is sign in sign up sign this n that and piss us off so ill buy a system from a company that will hwlp us fix a password that should be on y.o.u.r dvrs
Lister , 29 Jan 2016Yes keep researching and tell us how many of Android devices in the wild are patched for Stage... moreYea such a dire exploit has not been used is massive scale... Done insignificant damage to any known users of Android. So scary.
joonius, 27 Jan 2016Keep researching. Stagefright was found around July and they were patched by near end of Octob... moreYes keep researching and tell us how many of Android devices in the wild are patched for Stagefright despite the security hole being known for 6 months now.
Tell us how a system that have known security holes but not an infrastructure to send out patches but only to a few selected devices is safe?
And your comments about morons is a bit moronic too considering the whole reason why Stagefright was considered so serious was that there are possible attack vectors that doesn't require the user participating.
troy5890, 26 Jan 2016They got a lawsuit for having a terrible update scheduleThat's not serious enough.
A lawyer should be able to hold these OEMs accountable for knowingly selling new unpatched handsets to consumers with no plans on patching them later.
A PC running Windows 10, no matter how cheap/expensive, will be able to obtain updates and patches. A smartphone is literally a PC in the form factor of a phone. If a PC OEM prevented consumers from getting updates/patches from Microsoft, there will be news and lawsuits flying all over. Yet Android OEMs gets a free pass with fanboys blaming consumers for not buying Nexus phones. Amazing and sad.
ohh excellent samsung... just update ur high end phones .. midragers and low ends will have to survive plagged with critical bugs and security holes .... i hope all of u sammy fans be aware of this just get flagships if u love the brand
Lister, 27 Jan 2016I see that you didn't take my advice and used your brain.
A simple google search got me this... moreKeep researching. Stagefright was found around July and they were patched by near end of October. Google also fixed the apps that may be vulnerable to exploits. Nice that you found one before the fixes rolled out though... how many more occurrences have you got among the 1+billion Android users that were vulnerable? I mean serious hacks like to the scale of "The Fappening" or Sony's fiasco.
Morons don't read what they receive and accept to view the content received. Android is safe. Morons aren't. And judging by how many users were affected by this exploit, there doesn't seem to be that many morons, which would be surprising unless the exploit is difficult to perform (which makes it not much of a threat). Why didn't hackers actively use this exploit while they had the chance in the 3-months window before the patches rolled out? Which ever way you use your brain, there are numerous ways you can draw the conclusion away from "Android is the least safe OS".
joonius, 27 Jan 2016Of course I've heard of Stagefright. Have you heard of the exploit occuring? Have you heard of... moreI see that you didn't take my advice and used your brain.
A simple google search got me this.
Not that it matters at all since it's not the important point here where you should use your brain.
You actually think nobody will use the exploit? The webview exploit was for example revealed to be used by HackerTeam when their source code was dumped. The majority of Android phones in the wild today will never receive an update.
A system you can't update easily to face threats is a system that lacks security. As much as it pains me since I loathe Apple and Win mobile, they got Android beat hands down if Android can't manage basic fundamentals in IT security like patches. Only a complete and utter moron will say that Android is secure. Unless you install your own ROMs like CM who patches holes fast, Android is the worst mobile OS when it comes to security.
Nice sticking your head in the sand.
Lister , 27 Jan 2016Do a little research and use your brain. Ever heard of Stagefright, Webview or the latest Li... moreOf course I've heard of Stagefright. Have you heard of the exploit occuring? Have you heard of what devices are affected? It was a cool theory that never really applied. Guess you didn't even get to use your brain as you didn't do the research properly. Nice fear mongering.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2016The winner is none other than Apple's Mac OS X, with 384 vulnerabilities. The runner-up? Apple... moreApple has mitigated a critical iOS vulnerability that allows attackers within Bluetooth range of an iPhone to install malicious apps using the Airdrop filesharing feature.
Mark Dowd, the security researcher who discovered the bug and privately reported it to Apple, told Ars that the vulnerability has been mitigated in iOS 9, which Apple released Wednesday. But he went on to say that the underlying bug still hasn't been fixed. As he demonstrated in the following video, the bug allows attackers who briefly have physical access to a vulnerable iPhone or who are within Bluetooth range of it, to install an app that the device will trust without prompting the user with a warning dialog.
now that one is pretty damning haha. at least they mitigated it with ios 9
Lister , 27 Jan 2016Do a little research and use your brain.
Ever heard of Stagefright, Webview or the latest Li... moreThe winner is none other than Apple's Mac OS X, with 384 vulnerabilities. The runner-up? Apple's iOS, with 375 vulnerabilities.
that is for 2015 not sure where it stands right now and whats been fixed. but anyone can do research.
joonius, 27 Jan 2016Do a little research. Android as OS is very secure (there's no ranking on "security" of mobile... moreDo a little research and use your brain.
Ever heard of Stagefright, Webview or the latest Linux kernel exploit? These are huge security issues, but that is not the worst part and why android is terrible for security. The worst part is that there is no easy upgrade or patching channel, which is one of the most crucial aspects of security. Even if a security hole is discovered, the majority of Android phones are still vulnerable. The recent Linux kernel hole is a good example, it got patched for Linux, but android can't roll out that update to phones unless they get an os update.
I wouldn't be counting my chickens. We are still waiting on the Nov Dec and Jan "monthly" security updates for the unbranded Galaxy S5 (900i). Samsung promises and commitment is up there with the politicians.
Anonymous, 26 Jan 2016- Android - security Good joke. :) Even if you get an update, your phone is still running... moreDo a little research. Android as OS is very secure (there's no ranking on "security" of mobile OS). It's users who choose to download weird apps that make themselves vulnerable to having their data stolen.
Good joke. :)
Even if you get an update, your phone is still running the most unsecure mobile OS currently on the market.
Omar Al, 26 Jan 2016What about rooted phones, how to side-load the updates ?if you rooted your phone then your warranty is void, and Sammy dont care about you (legally).
You are responsible for your own security, and software from now on.
Note 4 owner here.
Kinda pissed that a £629 phone that's only a year old doesn't receive security updates.
samsung needs to learn what critical security support really means. Selective coverage is such a blatant marketing tool.