[ISN] Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile’s Google Phone

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 05:39:34 -0600 (CST)

October 24, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - Just days after the T-Mobile G1 smartphone went on the 
market, a group of security researchers have found what they call a 
serious flaw in the Android software from Google that runs it.

One of the researchers, Charles A. Miller, notified Google of the flaw 
this week and said he was publicizing it now because he believed that 
cellphone users were not generally aware that increasingly sophisticated 
smartphones faced the same threats that plague Internet-connected 
personal computers.

Mr. Miller, a former National Security Agency computer security 
specialist, said the flaw could be exploited by an attacker who might 
trick a G1 user into visiting a booby-trapped Web site.


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