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+ - Nokia Seems To Be Hijacking Traffic On Some Of Its Phones, Including HTTPS

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On Wednesday, security professional Gaurang Pandya outlined how Nokia is hijacking Internet browsing traffic on some of its phones. As a result, the company technically has access to all your Internet content, including sensitive data that is sent over secure connections (HTTPS), such as banking credentials and pretty much any other usernames and passwords you use to login to services on the Internet. Last month, Pandya noted his Nokia phone (an Asha 302) was forcing traffic through a proxy, instead of directly hitting the requested server. The connections are either redirected to Nokia/Ovi proxy servers if the Nokia browser is used, and to Opera proxy servers if the Opera Mini browser is used (both apps use the same User-Agent)."

Comment: Re:The invisible hand of captialism (Score 2) 300

by strabo (#36503550) Attached to: Skype Execs Purged On Eve of MS Takeover

3) My guess is that these execs are M&A (Mergers and Acquisition) specialists. They were likely specifically bought in to engineer something like this. So they've done their job and they'll move on to the next.

Doesn't look that way, but I agree on all of your other points.

The departures included David Gurle, vice president and general manager for Skype for Business; Don Albert, vice president and general manager for the Americas and Advertising; Doug Bewsher, chief marketing officer; Christopher Dean, head of consumer market business development; Russ Shaw, vice president and general manager; and Anne Gillespie, head of human resources. Two executives who joined Skype following its acquisition earlier this year of video-sharing utility Qik have also left. They are Qik founder Ramu Sunkara and senior vice president Allyson Campa.

Comment: Re:Uh, unless you're a programmer... (Score 2) 766

by strabo (#35897792) Attached to: Microsoft Counts Down To XP Death

RedHat Enterprise Linux 1, 2, 3 & 4 - all gone

Except that RHEL3 is still supported in its extended life cycle phase until October 31, 2013, and RHEL4 doesn't reach the end of its regular life cycle until February 29, 2012 - and then is in extended life cycle phase until February 28, 2015

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle

Every major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is maintained and supported independently during the 10 year Life Cycle

But yeah - RHEL 2.1 reached EOL in mid-2009, so you're right about that - gone. There was no such thing as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1, though.

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