Nokia Xpress browser found to decrypt HTTPS traffic and get all your sensitive information, Nokia says don't worry
0. phoneArena 11 Jan 2013, 05:51 posted on
Nokia takes pride in its Xpress Brower in more affordable feature phones like its Asha devices and it is also used even on Lumia Windows Phones, mostly because it aims to offer faster browsing…
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1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Hackers also says "Don't worry...". :)
2. Awsan (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)
You trust google and facebook everyday with everything but you cant trust nokia for once??
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I don't trust no one of them, nor Nokia, nor Facebook, nor Google.
6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3614; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Yup, i trust none either... Anything can be broken into...
9. wendygarett (unregistered)
But I trust you Nathan :)
11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3614; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
...and you should, i'm not something that is available on the internet :D
Thank though...appreciate that.
16. Credo (Posts: 747; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Hey Wendy did you know that the 6th generation of Pokemon is being announced ?
17. wendygarett (unregistered)
I do :)
isn't it awesome?
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3614; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I saw the headline and i thought a Lumia Xpressmusic phone was in the rumor mills. Lol, bad eye...
8. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Nokia needs one XpressMusic Lumia phone. Camera and pureview are all good, but Sound output is not that good as used to be on older phones such as N91 and 5800. You are correct about this.
12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3614; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I never gave it a thought until i misread the headline. But i think a Lumia Xpressmusic phone with Pureview goodness should widen the customer base and put Nokia in a good spot.
7. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
yea not to worry till card gets compromised ... and then headaches follow.
10. muhsen (Posts: 280; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
its funny, that this was only made big deal in the case of nokia xpress browser , while all this is actually the same with opera mini and uc browser. all compressing browsers whatever they r use decryption of all data going through HTTPS connections and no one seems to complain about opera mini or uc browser.
btw ,about "What is troubling however is the fact that unlike other similar browsers like Opera Mini, the company was up until now secretive about all of this activity happening under the hood. " , nokia didn't say about it because they don't need to since nokia xpress browser is a compressing browser so it will use the same techniques as any compressing browser like opera mini and uc browser so it will use decryption HTTPS. and frankly, neither opera nor uc spoke about that in opera mini and uc browser so no point of the big deal. besides if nokia(or samsung or apple) wants to steal ur data, i think they have all the means to steal it as they manufacture phones. no point of this article!!! next please!
15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2203; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
...but I always worry when somebody says, "Don't worry."
It's like when I walk in a bank and say, "Nobody move." They always move. :-\
18. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The issue is not about trusting nokia, now the hackers know where to hack to get all the personal info at one stop