Nokia Series 40 handsets – a hacker’s dream?

With over a 100 million handsets vulnerable to a number of security flaws, it seems that Nokia have a big PR problem on their hands.

Adam Gowdiak reported his findings, well if you have $20k to hand, of extensive research in the vulnerabilities of recent Series 40 handsets incorporating Java MIDP2 functionality.

According to The Register, Nokia have admitted to the flaws in some of their handsets. These may allow a malicious hacker to access a handset’s file system, phonebook; allow SMS to be sent and calls made, plus many other potentially costly and embarrassing features.

Whether this is a real problem is open to question, but whatever the outcome Nokia’s PR machine will have to go into overdrive.

iPhone 3G feature wish for the day
Images taken with the 2-megapixel camera are pretty poor. The Sony Ericsson P990i has the same pixel count but with autofocus the pictures are far clearer. Why didn’t Apple do the same?