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    Sure webOS is built around Linux and if that were only the case, it would sure be one of the more secure mobile phone OS's out there. But now consider that the user interface is driven by HTML, CSS and, Javascript. You have to wonder how secure you are in the end. With the potential security issues with Javascript alone, does anyone else have concerns about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phildown View Post
    Sure webOS is built around Linux and if that were only the case, it would sure be one of the more secure mobile phone OS's out there. But now consider that the user interface is driven by HTML, CSS and, Javascript. You have to wonder how secure you are in the end. With the potential security issues with Javascript alone, does anyone else have concerns about this?
    not really....but anything is possible im guessing
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    Quote Originally Posted by phildown View Post
    Sure webOS is built around Linux and if that were only the case, it would sure be one of the more secure mobile phone OS's out there. But now consider that the user interface is driven by HTML, CSS and, Javascript. You have to wonder how secure you are in the end. With the potential security issues with Javascript alone, does anyone else have concerns about this?
    First, remember that the complete definition of data security is: data resources available to those who authorized at a time they are authorized to access it.

    Anything that risks breaking the above paradigm determines the security of the device.

    While you clearly mean "authorized persons" vs. "unauthorized persons", bear in mind that the a problem with the device always breaks security because you as the authorized user loose access to your data resources.

    Anyway, physical access to the device makes it about on par with laptops and other mobile devices. In contrast, your desktop locked in your home is likely more secure than your phone. For example, your laptop's harddrive can be popped out and attached to any computer. So, unless you encrypt the filesystem, loose your laptop and you can safely assume your data is compromised.

    So, the moral of the store is: losing your phone is the high risk the security of the data you carry on your phone and less so any defect webOS.
    Last edited by Clack; 07/14/2009 at 10:27 AM.
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