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Samsung (SSNGY.OB) is reportedly close to signing orders with the FBI and Navy for its mobile...

Samsung (SSNGY.OB) is reportedly close to signing orders with the FBI and Navy for its mobile devices in what would be its first deals with the U.S. government, a traditional stronghold for Blackberry (BBRY). The bookings won't be large, but Samsung hopes they'll convince other security conscious entities, such as banks, to start buying the company's products also.
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  • Marcus647
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    Good luck with that.
    19 Jul 2013, 04:24 AM Reply Like
  • Frank Siedler
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    Yes good luck for the customers! I trust only BlackBerry!
    19 Jul 2013, 05:28 AM Reply Like
  • Icandothis
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    Can you get back to us when reportedly becomes a purchase order with details of the contract. Thanks.
    19 Jul 2013, 06:04 AM Reply Like
  • vb4me
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    Ok. But why would any security conscious entity even entertain the idea of android phones (or iPhones)?
    According to http://seekingalpha.co... :

     

    "Android Security bug could leave devices open to hackers - BBC, Huffinton Post
    As a percentage of all attacks, Android attacks have risen from 24 percent in 2010 to 92 percent in 2013 - Juniper Networks (JNPR) Mobile Threats Report
    The most sophisticated Android Trojan - securelist "

     

    ...and...

     

    "Security - If we should be concerned about Android we should be even more concerned about iOS, as contrary to popular belief, Symantec (SYMC) has labeled iOS as the mobile OS with the most vulnerabilities in their most recent internet security threat report. Documented Vulnerabilities per Platform Platform Documented Vulnerabilities
    Apple iOS 374
    Android 13
    Blackberry 13
    Nokia 0
    LG Electronics 0
    Windows Phone 2

     

    More vulnerabilities doesn't directly correspond to increased threat, as that has been reserved for Android. However, such a vast difference in documented vulnerabilities compared to the other platforms does not inspire confidence either."
    19 Jul 2013, 06:04 AM Reply Like
  • bgold1955
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    User1218.... As an Apple product user for a decade, I have never had 1 single issue with any sort of virus or worm or whatever and have never purchased an anti-virus software product for an Apple device. Symantec wants Apple users to BUY their software, but there is no reason too... Nice try....Symantec.

     

    BTW, had many viruses using non-iOS devices until I quit buying them.
    19 Jul 2013, 07:57 AM Reply Like
  • Stock Market Mike
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    As a Windows user for a decade+, I have never had 1 single issue with any sort of virus or worm or whatever and have never purchased or used an active anti-virus software product for my own personal Windows computers.

     

    I do however use adblocking. And I've had a NAT'd router for as long as they've been available.

     

    100% true, and yet we all know the security of Microsoft OS's. Swiss cheese comes to mind. Just because you've never been hit doesn't mean it's secure - it just means nobody has targeted you, and/or you're not a fool about what you click on or what apps you install.
    19 Jul 2013, 09:18 AM Reply Like
  • LostInStocks
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    Tic tic tic, let's see what happens after the first mobile security incident!
    19 Jul 2013, 06:50 AM Reply Like
  • Cliff Hilton
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    The article does not say anything about the "use" of the phone. iOS was and is not to enjoy the same level of security access as BBRY. I question whether the small number is just to test its use at the lowest of level. If you remember in a statement some time ago, the US government helped Samsung with their security just so it could be considered for use in this kind of service.
    19 Jul 2013, 07:45 AM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    They do specify that the bookings won't be large.

     

    Maybe that leaves a larger piece of the pie for BlackBerry.
    19 Jul 2013, 07:51 AM Reply Like
  • thenatural88
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    Sure, why not, Snowden has already blown a hole in US security a mile wide anyway.
    19 Jul 2013, 07:53 AM Reply Like
  • alext1379
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    With budget cuts, the US gov't isn't going to turn down anything free, Samsung is probably shipping over a boat load of TVs for Airforce One..

     

    Good news for BlackBerry though, Android can't prove it will fail until someone is stupid enough to use it. The socalled 'hero' Snowden probably should have waited until he got an Android device to load a bunch of malware on it so they could spy on the NSA even after he was gone. One of his buddies will have to download it from the Commie AppStore.

     

    Hell, you don't even have to go that far, you can download virus' and malware straight from Android's legitimate Appstores, apparently hackers are making it very convenient for anyone who wants to be infected. NSA will love that.
    http://bit.ly/123fmYL
    19 Jul 2013, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    Obviously someone is not thinking straight. While,etc other countries tries use BlackBerry and remain secure, the good old USA are testing the Highly Un-Secure Android lol, when you get hacked, don't complain about it.
    19 Jul 2013, 09:34 AM Reply Like
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