Mobile phone security moves in slow motion
Apple Inc. is likely to release a new iPhone sometime next month, and according to one rumor, the company's ordered 90 million of them for sale during the holiday season. How many of those new iPhone owners will be defectors from Google Inc.'s Android operating system?
Perhaps quite a few, after reports of a major security flaw affecting millions of Android devices. Security researchers say that the so-called "Stagefright" bug is a truly dangerous threat. Most affected Android phones are defenseless, and many could stay that way for weeks.