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TOH auto apply is wrong

asked 2014-02-04 15:55:12 +0200

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updated 2014-02-13 22:16:04 +0200

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As I understand, atm when i connect new TOH it automatically applies what it should to apply, which can include downloading and installing an app from harbour. It seems a little bit unsecure for me. Imagine that a person left his phone for a minute on a table unattended, then other person puts its own TOH, and then puts it off. So the first person potentially couldn't even notice that something got installed on his device, and it could be some kind of spyware (unlikely malware will get through Harbour). What I propose is to ask person everytime, when new TOH is detected, wether he wants to apply changes that are coming with TOH. So if the device is locked, you'll need to unlock it first to install something from TOH.

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answered 2014-02-04 16:03:16 +0200

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updated 2014-02-04 16:04:07 +0200

No, this is probably an impossible scenario.

All TOH's that will be sold and will require an installation of a software need to be approved by Jolla. The software is hosted on Jolla servers and I am pretty sure they come through different approval process than usual Harbour apps.

(I am not a Jolla employee, so anyone is welcome to correct me if I am wrong. this is the impression I get from reading the TOH developers manual)

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well... from top of my head: i create "Kids" TOH, for parental control, which among other things sends GPS coordinates to some "parental" server. That could probably pass for Harbour. I know, this example is kind of lame, but they did let pass some app already that did send some info to developer server. You can't ignore possibility of human error. It's not that i'm asking too much, just ask user if he wants too install something. Although if it's already being asked, then no problems :)

virgi26 ( 2014-02-04 17:03:27 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-02-04 16:11:56 +0200

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There is always a popup asking you to install something. And this popup is behind the lock screen, so if you lock your phone all is fine.

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is this confirmed? we didn't have any TOHs with apps yet

virgi26 ( 2014-02-04 16:56:49 +0200 )edit
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