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Symbian encryption keys were once held for ransom, Nokia paid millions

0. phoneArena 17 Jun 2014, 22:53 posted on

Long before the era of Windows Phone, or even the iPhone, Nokia was king of the mobile phone...

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posted on 17 Jun 2014, 23:09 5

1. skyline88 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


wow.

just WOW.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 23:13 4

2. a_tumiwa (Posts: 221; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


the story is like a movie story

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 23:35 9

3. Anonn (Posts: 40; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


That was stephen elop. Will not reveal anything more !!

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 23:48 1

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No doubt, symbian was insecure and laggy OS, even though it was functional for its time.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 00:04 3

6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1271; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


That's so true. I had iPod Touch and Symbian phone at the same time and iOS was just decades ahead of it. So much smoother, faster, more responsive, better looking, more polished, better app store, better working and looking default apps, better security etc. Though Symbian was pretty functional and you could customize it with themes, it was a pretty crappy OS and only reason to have it was (suprise) Nokia hardware.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 00:25 1

7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


+1 Sir, I have the N70 lying in my drawer, Its still rock Solid, but it is seriously laggy(opening the app launcher takes 2 seconds), but even back then it had multitasking which was amazing for 2007.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:14 1

9. tasior (Posts: 175; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


I have old Nokia N97 mini (433Mhz 128 mb ram), and it works much faster, than my old Xperia mini pro (1ghz, 512ram). Back then hardware specs were much lower, so no wonder it wasn't fluid.

posted on 17 Jun 2014, 23:53

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1271; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I just read the same article from Finnish news. The police failed pretty badly, the bag was left to parking lot of a big Finnish amusement park and "something went badly wrong" so the guy ran away with money.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 02:12

8. tatail (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


If in fact this is true then +1 to the BlackMailer at least he/she kept his/her word and not released the encryption key in the open.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 06:18

10. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Maybe now would be the time to release the encription key file to the dev community so they could keep symbian alive for a while longer. Just a thought.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 07:20

11. Darkerm (Posts: 114; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I lost count of how many symbian device I used and boy I still love Symbian. The experience I had with this Awesome OS will always remember it till the end. :')

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