webOS 1.0.4 out, bans homebrew apps via e-mail

webOS 1.0.4 out, bans homebrew apps via e-mail
Palm is now sending webOS 1.0.4 firmware to Pre users. Apparently, the new update is meant to fix a number of security issues, which have been discovered by Townsend Ladd Harris (a Pre homebrewer). Palm thanked him publicly, and the company is now inviting everyone to help make the platform better and safer. Unfortunately for application homebrewers, Palm has made installing apps via e-mail impossible (for now). This is another important security measure, since who knows what malevolent content might be sent to you someday. Still, apps that are already installed this way will continue to work.

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source: Palm via EngadgetMobile

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3 Comments

1. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

just another attempt to control what ppl do with their phones (iphone)

2. sprntfanboi02

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

more like an attempt to make sure that stupid people dont ruin their phones then blame it on palm

3. MTLance unregistered

indeed, it is not just controlling the phones, but we see a lot of criminals out there right now especially in financial crysis period.

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