World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
Posted Dec 17, 2012 21:32 UTC (Mon) by oever
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Oh, if only people were still deriving mathematical proofs about their software!
Today's release of HTML5 is, frankly, embarrassing. "HTML syntax" is still allowed and even has quite different semantics just because even minor syntax errors will prevent a document labeled as XML from being rendered fully.
There surely are good programmers still, but the noise level has increased as has the need to keep pushing your code if you want it to be used. The general acceptance of sloppy coding (aka duck typing) and tendency to blame the browser, no the coder, has led to a situation where coding is actually harder for everyone.
Nevertheles, when it comes to Android security, you have to concur that more thought was put into security on Android than on (GNU/)Linux. On Android each application runs as a separate user. On Linux, this is not the case. In fact: every application can read all user files and dial home as much as it likes.
Tools like fakechroot or sydbox may help here.
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