Tuesday, May 12, 2009

OS diversity protects cell phones from virus outbreaks (ARS Technica)

I post this because I believe the practice applies to all aspects of life. So often we as a society strive to achieve conformity and uniformity. Even the concept of racism while premised on a deep rooted hatred of self projected on to others focuses on denigrading those people who are different and yet that is where the true strength of what we do and who we are resides!


A well-written MMS virus could saturate an entire population of cell phones within a few hours, based on network modeling using real-world use patterns. The only reason there hasn't been a serious problem, the models suggest, is the fragmentation of the phone operating system market.

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