ZTE admitted that it had placed a backdoor account with a hardcoded password, which is easily found online. The backdoor was used by the company to remotely update its firmware, according to Reuters. But its existence would also allow anyone else with knowledge of the password to access a Score phone and gain root access.
Windows 8 will come with an upgraded version of the anti-spyware app Windows Defender. It will also have better download screening, using a SmartScreen filter like that in IE9, to help detect and block malware.
Debdroid is a fully functional Linux-Android chroot solution. With the ability to set the Distro, you are able to run any distro built for ARM. Tested with Backtrack 5, Debian Squeeze, Ubuntu, Arch etc.
The article points out, for example, that a game usually would not require the ability to send SMS messages. If you are uncomfortable with the permissions required by any apps, from any source, you should opt not to install them.
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