The last thing I want is my mobile phone updating itself. I imagine
that sort of operation would take up battery power, and possibly cause
other interruptions ... (can you be on a call and have it update

Personally, I would prefer a phone that doesn't connect to the
internet at all rather than a so called 'secure' phone.

>From reading the article it seems like the application asks to be
installed, (is that correct?) so it doesn't seem like that big of a
problem [unless phones start to get into the 'trusted'/'non-trusted'
application area..]

-- Michael

On Apr 6, 2005 4:50 AM, Kenneth R. van Wyk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I noticed an interesting "article" about a mobile phone virus affecting
> Symbian-based phones out on Slashdot today.  It's an interesting read:
> What particularly caught my attention was the sentence, "Will mobile OS
> companies, like desktop OS makers, have to start an automatic update system,
> or will the OS creators have to start making their software secure?"  Apart
> from the author implying that this is an "or" situation, it's something that
> many of us have been saying for a very long time.  (See my/Mark Graff's
> related op-ed from over a year ago at:
> Cheers,
> Ken van Wyk
> --
> KRvW Associates, LLC

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