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WSJ: Apple and Samsung about to get Pentagon security approval

0. phoneArena 02 May 2013, 01:02 posted on

Samsung and Apple are both on the verge of receiving security approval from the Depart of Defense although such approval is not expected to improve sales; Samsung's Galaxy smartphone line with the Korean manufacturer's Knox security system aboard will be seeking Pentagon approval along with the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad with iOS 6 aboard...

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posted on 02 May 2013, 01:12 3

1. Meleagru (Posts: 82; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Why don't we have mobile payment systems yet? The technology is there, is something like security the reason why I can't pay with my phone, like people in Japan, Norway and Nigeria?

posted on 02 May 2013, 23:11

7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


visa and mastercard don't need to innovate, they have created a trust together...now under the scrutiny of EU

and I personally don't want mobile payments: you can not use PIN code to pay small amount of money so touchless payments without PIN will increase number of pickpockets = more vulnerable than any email login! this is the result of their uncompetitive behaviour (visa+mastercard)

posted on 02 May 2013, 01:18 1

2. torr310 (Posts: 304; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Get HTC, it's made in Taiwan, so don't have to worry about MIC.

posted on 02 May 2013, 01:39 2

3. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


most vulnerable OS in the world by Apple? are you sure, Pentagon? :-D

"iPhones most vulnerable among smartphones"

goo [dot] gl/WF2kj

posted on 02 May 2013, 05:39

4. mr.techdude (Posts: 491; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


What the hell all I hear about apple devices getting hacked every day with out touching the actual device, like for example a guy was just sent to jail in America for hacking 120000 ipads wirelessly. Propably apple paid them big bucks to get there devices in lmaooo.

posted on 02 May 2013, 07:57

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Very nice see the dod finally got a good smart phone.

posted on 02 May 2013, 10:30 2

6. isprobi (Posts: 117; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Don't get too excited. This approval allows the phones to be used for Defense Department's internal networks. BB10 already has FIPS 140-2 approval. And considering the current numbers it may take some time for things to change. The department currently has 470,000 BlackBerry users, 41,000 Apple users and 8,700 people with Android devices (Source Reuters).

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