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Submission + - FiWin SS28S Review. Or, How To Fry A Phone

Provataki writes: Has the OEM market gone too far? OSNews reviews a taiwanese WiFi phone that was originally announced with lots of fanfare from sites like Gizmodo and Engadget because it is the only such product that can do both VoIP SIP and Skype. Apparently though, the phone is buggy, the Skype functionality requires a PC with an old version of Skype running on it, it has major usability issues but most importantly, it can be hacked and easily fried if someone on the same WiFi network uses a telnet client to login to this almost-unprotected VxWorks-based phone (login/password is 1/1 and the telnet port can't be closed down). Where is quality control for products that are imported in this country?

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