I think that I'll have an iPhone 4 by next week. But I really, really want to try the Android but I'm not going with two phones. The blackberry would be my last option and now that they are planning to release a BB Messenger for other platforms (iPhone, Android), even less.
Security is important but I rather have the other two (or even the MSFT one!)
And the best you are the more money they offer you. Then it comes temptation, a moral dilemma (just to some) and in a split second who was one of the best guys working for a regular salary from 9 to 5 in a good company becomes a fast hacker who doesn't leave any trace behind him and a "job" that takes a couple of hours or less fills the bank account with hundred thousands which would have taken years to make in the good company. We can write a script. :)
I don't know if it would be that hard to fight the evil forces. It takes a second to make the decision that is going to affect the rest of your life and the life of the ones around you.
Of course it's easier to discuss about it than to be in the person's shoes at the time of chossing what side of the force is going to have his/her expertise.
I didn't see Swordfish. I just saw the trailer. 60 seconds is pretty fast.
It's like in the movie Swordfish. When you are know as a security 'expert', you become the target of the bad guys.
I once attended a seminar and one of the head technology leads for a large organization said that some of the best security talent ends up doing the wrong thing. It's an unfortunate thing but it must be hard to fight the evil forces.
pocharle, thanks for the link. A major issue for Android, indeed. And also a headache for users who can't trust the reliability of mobile security tools anymore.
Well, if you think that a hacker can make $20,000 a month selling his knowledge to the bad guys you immediately see that news like the one in InfoWorld will become a daily issue, if they are not a daily issue already.
There is a need for valuable, knowledgeable and honest security experts with values as strong as a rock to fight cyber-crime.
Money matters but are there still some moral values left in the world? Can some security experts be facing a moral dilemma being this the reason why they sell their expertise to the dark side? If this is the case, how can it be fixed?
Mr.R, I agree with you, it's a great deal for Microsoft. Nokia has always dreamed of conquering the U.S. market. Remember last year's deal with Yahoo!? As we thought it was going to happen, nothing happened. Yahoo! was a bad option as an already dead company. If you ask me, and knowing a little how Finns think and see things --Microsoft in this case-- Nokia (at least the board) is convinced that this will boost sales on the other side of the Atlantic. Now, do you think that is going to happen after adding a blue screen risk to the phone? Little by little Nokia might be merging with Microsoft. Microsoft is like a wolf and Nokia is a good and tender sheep.
Well, Mr.R, I would very much love to go with the iPhone 4, specially now. I am still investigating its performance in the cold, though. Which one do you choose between Android and Blackberry? You know what I am interested in knowing, what would people who are not happy with the Nokia-Microsoft deal are going to choose?
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