tacarat writes: Since people can't update their phones to the newer model, should Samsung provide an extra year of meaningful firmware and security updates? 1) Yes 2) No 3) I switched manufacturers 4) Cowboy Neal
What I'd like to know is if this information will make writing malware for Macs more tempting? I don't think anybody here believes the old "virus proof" bit for Apple anymore, but it's still generally held that it's been too niche to bother with. Will this be changing if only for the challenge?
And yeah, you mention Linux. What if they factor in chrome books and boxes? I'd love to slap those onto some computers for the way they're used. What's the sense in paying for so much more than what's needed?
... that thinks "state sponsored" means enough time and resources got thrown at this to make even exemplary security meaningless? They could have simply bribed some sysad that was getting fired/quitting anyway to go in, plug in a USB, and leave.
Before slamming their IT staff, remember Kevin Mitnick.
It could have been that they went off the weight only and didn't even use cheap calipers. Fitness trackers also lend themselves certain types of exercise, so they can become limiting too.
Too many unaddressed variables.
An anonymous reader writes: Why is the company rumored to issue this unprecedented smartphone recall? Apparently, the phone has been exploding. No, "exploding" is not some form of slang like "lit" or "woke" — the phone overheats and goes up in flames. This could potentially injure or kill users, not to mention cause damage to property. While this recall would damage Samsung's brand and cost the company millions — potentially billions — the alternative of massive lawsuits could be worse.
You think their internet connections aren't monitored by foreign interests already? Not just the installations, but the home connections? Maybe it's less of a concern for state side bases, but the ones overseas are a different issue.
Besides, you're assuming they couldn't use a private version with known and trusted exits.
The military should be using it too. I imagine a judge's personal computer habits are wonderful places to score data regarding blackmail material, pending judgements for buying and shorting stocks, etc.
Having a computer, knowing how to use it, keyloggers, malware changing your vote, politically motivated hackers, counter hacking, counter counter hacking. Everybody on this website might be ready, but probably not the rest of the US.