Cracking Palm's WebOS via text message

Software on which the Palm Pre is based is "riddled" with dangerous security flaws, according to researchers who say they cracked the operating system via text message.

Palm's WebOS, the software on which the company's Pre smartphone is based, is "riddled" with dangerous security flaws, according to security researchers who said they were able to crack the operating system via text message.

A probe of WebOS uncovered a number of easy-to-find bugs, giving the impression that Palm had put minimal effort into security, researchers from Intrepidus Group said in an advisory published Friday.

The firm also published a video demonstrating a Palm Pre being cracked via text message.

Read more of "Researchers crack Palm's WebOS via text message" at ZDNet UK.

 

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