Thursday, August 13, 2009

The iPhone Gets All the Glory...even undeserved

A couple of weeks ago, Forbes published a story that swept the interwebs: the iPhone had a security flaw that would allow a hacker to own it with a single text message. As you can imagine, the hue and cry went off loudly: the iPhone was insecure; the iPhone was a cheap piece of crap; the iPhone would never be a serious enterprise device.

Except one thing. Way down in the 5th paragraph of the Forbes article was this tidbit:
"They say they've also found a similar texting bug in Windows Mobile that allows complete remote control of Microsoft-based devices."
Did you get that? The same bug was discovered and communicated at the same time in Windows Mobile. You know, that same Windows Mobile that enterprises recommend because of the secure Exchange integration? The same one that is in a virtual dead heat for handset market share with the iPhone? You know...THAT ONE?

I'm a big fan of the iPhone, but journalist and bloggers: you can't have your iPhone-hating cake and eat it too.


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