Comment 1P1XN Re: if only root was available to all users


Pregnancy-tracking app exposes sensitive personal information


if only root was available to all users (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-07-30 16:08 (#1NZP0)

seriously, how long will it be before someone sues a phone provider due to this? phone users do not control the computer they purchased. at best they have User level access. install a firewall? nope. configure setting to prevent unauthorised use if hardware, such as the camera while the phone is locked? nope. do we need someone to die for android and iphone to open these consumer devices to consumer control?

Re: if only root was available to all users (Score: 1)

by on 2016-07-31 14:16 (#1P1XN)

What are you talking about?? It's not the phone provider at fault here, it's the extremely poor practices of the clowns that coded the app. For example, "The request for the old password was just for show, like a door lock with the deadbolt missing. It gave the appearance of security, but it didn’t offer real protection against a malicious user".

That's not the phone provider's fault, that's the programmers sucking wind at what they do.

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