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New article[edit]

Hi, I'm planning on replacing this article with a translated version of the French article, found here: fr:Sécurité_logicielle_des_smartphones. I have done an auto-translate and have started the formatting here: User:Karl.brown/Mobile security. Please provide any comments or thoughts on the article, and feel free to suggest edits. I have fixed and confirmed all of the references, and am now working on copy-editing and cleaning up the language. --Karl.brown (talk) 23:47, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

The French article, although not perfect, is infinitely better than the English one. So suggest you go ahead and post the translation then people can look to see how it needs to be improved. Socrates2008 (Talk) 09:25, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I've now inserted the version, translated from the French. I still need help with reproducing english versions of the images, I don't have the right software to make wikipedia graphs. Any help would be appreciated on that. Any additional proof-reading and cleaning up of the language would also be appreciated. --KarlB (talk) 13:36, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
  • The "Malware" and "Effects of Malware" pie and bar charts can easily be created in MS Excel (English) or LibreOffice or the like. If you can't do it then I'd be prepared to do it. I can read the French in the "Malware" pie chart (based on high-school French about 44 years ago) but a translation of the "Effects of Malware" bar chart would save me having to research it on the web or use MS Office machine translation. LittleBen (talk) 07:09, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Minor Clarifications Regarding Hackers[edit]

I noticed that the Threats section identifies hackers as a source for mobile threats but does not distinguish between black hat hackers and grey hat hackers. Below is my proposed modification distinguishing between the two.


  • Black hat hackers who specifically attack availability. Their goal is to develop viruses, and cause damage to the device. In some cases, hackers have an interest in stealing data on devices.
  • Grey hat hackers who reveal vulnerabilities. Their goal is to expose vulnerabilities of the device. Grey_hat hackers do not intend on damaging the device or stealing data. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MikeD-NJITWILL (talkcontribs) 20:01, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
    sounds good; just make sure to include a reference which makes this distinction but it makes sense to me. --KarlB (talk) 20:06, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Lookout Mobile Security might warrant a link...[edit]

LittleBen (talk) 06:39, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Please remove this article[edit]

This article is beyond salvaging. Several generations out of date, doesn't come near covering the topic and language leaves plenty to be desired. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.86.163.170 (talk) 00:06, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Most of the references are from 2006-2011, so it doesn't seem that out of date to me. If you have specific suggestions for improvement, esp on which sections could be added (including references), or which specific sections are no longer valid, please make those suggestions or do the edits yourself. Thanks! --Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 22:37, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
That's generations out of date in this field. I am trying to work my way through some of the early paragraphs anyway; came here to say I put a flag on this because of the references. My specific issue, where I put the tag is that all of this is patently true to the point of ridiculousness but is cited to, I am guessing, but it looks like someone's bachelor thesis, in German. There must be millions of better references; in the age of the HRC Blackberry, this is akin to saying the sky is blue. Try Fast Company, CIO, all the trade pulps, probably some good explainers in something like the Washington Post or Ars Technica. I find it difficult to believe this is the only article wikipedia has on this topic.
Also, I have been changing "smartphone" to "device" because all the same statements are true of tablets and most broad discussions of "mobile security" address both, and some devices are literally in between. Elinruby (talk) 01:51, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Diagrams labeled in French[edit]

Just pointing out that the diagrams all seem to still be labeled in French.
~2 years since a translation of the French page replaced the En.WP one. Is there somewhere this should be notified to? --220 of Borg 03:27, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

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