Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Ouch... Droid's Latest O/S has a broken antenna

Several media outlets including eWeek and  Engadget have recently reported a potentially  dangerous security flaw in the latest Android OS (2.3 Gingerbread).  According to the reports, a researcher at North Carolina State University is warning that the flaw can allow attackers access to your personal information.  The bug reportedly allows malicious websites to possibly get access to a user’s microSD card, including voicemails, photos, and online banking information. Unless users eject the microSD card, disable JavaScript, or switch to a third-party browser, they will remain vulnerable… YUCK… Android 2.3 users have little recourse in squashing the bug. The folks at eWeek reported that Google is working on a solution to the problem, but there’s no word on when we can expect to see an update.

I’m sure Google will fix this unfortunate hole with a patch as soon as possible, but stories like this seem to be a common theme in the ever changing world of wireless networks and mobile devices.  We at Diversinet are commonly asked if “SSL” and mobile browsers are “enough security”?  Our position is that HIPAA  relevant or Personal Health Information (PHI) needs to be encrypted at all times, both at rest and in transit…

Mark

Apple vs. Google – Are there any unbiased opinions out there? I fully admit I am biased (I bought my first Mac the day after the Super Bowl Ad in 1984 )

At the recent 7th annual Healthcare Unbound Conference in San Diego, Vince Kuraitis from Better Health Technologies laid out the significance of the A(iphone) vs G(Android) battle by quoting a Business Week lead story on the Apple vs. Google war. The story tagline was that this war will “shape the future of computing”.  It probably will!

However, the hotter the battle rages on the better for Diversinet.  Our technology is truly mobile platform independent.  Our platform and applications completely support the iPhone, and Android platforms and always will!  However, not only those… we support Windows Mobile, RIM, and over 300 smart and feature phones on all US Carriers!  So while Jay Couse (Our SVP of Business Dev and Android bigot) and I are fully engaged in the war…

We really don’t care… because regardless of the outcome, the Diversinet clients will be the ultimate winners!