Security Flaw Is Revealed in T-Mobile’s Google Phone

“One of the researchers, Charles A. Miller, notified Google of
the flaw this week and said he was publicizing it now because he
believed that cellphone users were not generally aware that
increasingly sophisticated smartphones faced the same threats that
plague Internet-connected personal computers.

“Mr. Miller, a former National Security Agency computer security
specialist, said the flaw could be exploited by an attacker who
might trick a G1 user into visiting a booby-trapped Web site…

“Google executives said they believed that Mr. Miller had
violated an unwritten code between companies and researchers that
is intended to give companies time to fix problems before they are

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