Government of Russia has refused iPad in favor superseding tablets Samsung, said the head of the Ministry of communications of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov.
"It is protected in a special way devices that can be used for handling of confidential information.
Some information in the government sessions are confidential, and these devices (Samsung) fully meet these requirements and have passed the most stringent certification system" - quoted Mr. Nikiforov Agency ITAR-TASS. The Official reason "replacement" called a purely technical nature, that is, supposedly, the policy is not satisfied exclusively by the technical capabilities of equipmentRead more
"While working on Replicant, a fully free/libre version of Android, we discovered that the proprietary program running on the applications processor in charge of handling the communication protocol with the modem actually implements a backdoor that lets the modem perform remote file I/O operations on the file system", said Replicant developer Paul Kocialkowski.
Today's phones come with two separate processors: one is a general-purpose applications processor that runs the main operating system, e.g. Android; the other, known as the modem, baseband, or radio, is in charge of communications with the mobile telephony network. This processor always runs a proprietary operating system, and these systems are known to have backdoors that make it possible to remotely convert the modem into a remote spying device.Read more