Saturday, January 14, 2012

Intel Atom Finally Arrived in Smartphone (x86 malware finally enters the phone)

Well, as Anand points out: Intel Atom smartphone will finally arrive this year.

I'm not that much concerned about its performance but I'm really concerned with the "malware legacy" that the platform has. x86, due to its prevalence has been the playing ground for malware "craftsmen" for years. So, when it enters the smartphone space, surely it's a cause for concern. Android NDK provides the "entry point" to "craft" a host of new malware for the platform.

It seems to be there will be a lot of work for the security guys in that particular platform even before its public release from Intel partners.

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