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Today I came across some very disturbing information regarding what appears to be a major security compromise on the side of the Android market app submission requirements. It was so disturbing to me that I sent the following email to my technical staff:
Subject: Signing Your Applications | Android Developers
Androids don't care if apps use a self-signed / self-issued digital certificates.
Kind of pathetic in my opinion. What's the point of requiring apps to be digitally signed, if you just accept all digital signatures including "no name" self-signed/self-issued certs? Kinds of defeats the whole purpose of digitally signing apps in the first place.
This is a question that we are frequently asked. I just typed up a response to a customer and figured I'd put it in our blog, and maybe we can refer to it in the future, and possibly help others who are just searching online & happen to stumble upon our blog. Here's the email, which started off as a request for a recommendation between the iPhone and Android:
Hmm. It’s a tough call. Both have their strengths & (minor) weaknesses. But both are worlds ahead of the smart phones from 5 years ago.
Just a quick update. Just over two weeks back on Thursday April 7th, Doug Mortensen (me) and Jason Heuser (Impala Networks Service Manager) attended a Microsoft Partner Technical Seminar on the latest & greatest Microsoft Server product for small & medium sized businesses. Namely Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.
We just wanted to let our customers & community know that we are taking much effort to keep on top of the Microsoft server technologies that so many businesses will inevitably be using, as old servers are upgraded, phased out, etc.
There is a new piece of spyware in the wild that Symantec Endpoint Protection is not catching. I have dubbed it “Rogue Utility Product”.
The Current rendition is “Hard Drive Diagnostics”.
What does it do?
As Comcast is showing forth that they are a strong player in the small business phone & internet market in Farmington & Aztec, NM, we have decided to partner with them in order to help interested customers get the most out of Comcast's offerrings, as well as to help facilitate the sign up process, and ensure that the customer selects the package that meets their needs most appropriately.
Here's a quick overview of Comcast Business Class: