"but it seems our cynicism was misplaced"
How does humble pie taste ?
(At least you've got the balls to admit you were wrong)
Nokia has admitted that the security flaws exposed by Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations are genuine, and that a miscreant exploiting them could do whatever they like to a Series 40 phone just by knowing the phone number. Gowdiak posted some details earlier this month, with claims that by exploiting the flaws he could …
Oh really? Admits problems? How noble of them!
Perhaps another researcher can discover the "n80 series problem" (faulty cables) with the N80 phones where after 10 - 20 months your fucking n80 starts dying. Some problem with the "flex cable" inside it. Go google it.
I don't know, I feel like this phone in particular was a Beta testing phone.
I called Nokia Care or whatever it is marketing calls them, "We're sorry, our repair shop in your country was closed some months ago, go fuck yourself"
These companies only admit their flaws when publicly exposed and embarrased.
My next phone will be Samsung or LG, I hate thee Nokee-ah, burn in hell!!!
- Nokia has been a week or two getting back to us, but this morning admitted that they have "been investigating the allegations made, using our normal processes and comprehensive testing... We can confirm that both claims are valid in some of our products."
Comprehensive testing? I think we can all see the flaw in this argument.
Incidentally, I did a little hunting for the fella who found the flaw on the web. Once I saw his previous in this area, I was convinced he wouldn't lie about it. Why were the staffers so cynical? Did you _really_ think Nokia would have found this in testing? Come on.
Registered interest alert: I was a mobile phone software test engineer (including Java virtual machines) for 7 years... NOT FOR NOKIA, I might add.
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