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g808
Feb 11, 2004, 02:49 PM
Since many people in these forums own Sony Ericsson phones I thought this article might be of interest/value:

Sony Ericsson phones open to 'snarf' attack (http://news.com.com/2100-1009_3-5157478.html?tag=nefd_top) via News.com

Hemingray
Feb 11, 2004, 04:13 PM
Very interesting... thanks for the heads-up. I checked my T68i software version and it's R8A015, so I guess that means mine's okay...

virividox
Feb 11, 2004, 04:27 PM
i dont care if ppl steal my numbers, my contacts have silly names that it wont matter beside si dont mind if my friends get weird calls late at night HAHAHA

mkrishnan
Feb 11, 2004, 04:33 PM
I guess that's the big danger in OS-like standard interfaces for phones, such as Symbian....Just think, in 30 years, we'll have a cure for HIV and the common cold, but your refrigerator, telephone and car will be susceptible to computer virii. :D

Kinda strange that the attached article mentions (for Nokia phones) the 63xx and 7650 but not the 3650. Anyway, at least the fix is pretty simple.

I wonder if iSync is susceptible to the same on BT-enabled Macs that are discoverable???

virividox
Feb 11, 2004, 04:34 PM
i doubt isync would be in danger, its different to hack a phone from a full fledged OS.