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Re: 2013 predictions...
From: Dan White <dwhite () olp net>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:31:52 -0600

On 12/10/12 10:17 -0500, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
On Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 12:25:50PM -0600, Dan White wrote:
Mobile offers homogeneous targets, but also targets which can be fixed,
overnight, by vendors with deep pockets.

I don't see how, but maybe I'm not reading this as intended.  If malware
has asserted control of a mobile device, can't it prevent the fix from
being downloaded?  (Or, alternatively, simply lie to the user about
the status of the download?)

I suppose that's a risk. I would hope that what ever vulnerability, or user
confusion, led to the installation of malware, would not also affect the
ability of the vendor to push a new fix. However, if the malware gets root,
all bets are off.

Dan White
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