Palm Issues Treo Security Fix
May 21, 2007, 12:22 PM by (staff)
Palm made security updates available on its Web site that will protect the Palm OS-based Treo 650, 680 and 700p from a flaw found in its system. The flaw specifically targets the Find feature when in the "Make Emergency Call" screen. The flaw lets hackers peek at search results from the Treo's Contacts, Calendar, and Email applications. Hackers can not do more than view the search results, but Palm still issued a fix. People interested in updating their Treos need to download the .prc client to their PC and install via syncing.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.
Google Image Search Gains Badges to Help Classify Results
Google today added a new tool to image search that should help clarify what type of content is available within the individual search results. Moving forward, people will begin to see small badges in the bottom left corner of image results that indicate what's behind the image.
Google Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.
Google Makes It Easier to Find Fun Stuff to Do
Google today tweaked its mobile search tools to help people find entertaining activities nearby. Specifically, performing searches for generic events will dial in an easy-to-digest summary of close-by activities from sites such as Eventbrite and Meetup.
Stagefright Bug Returns for Sequel Thanks to MP3 Flaw
Google may have issued several patches to plug the security hole known as Stagefright, but the bug is back thanks to a newly-discovered vulnerability in MP3 and MP4 files. Zimperium Labs, which discovered the first version of Stagefright in April, says phones tricked into running specially crafted audio/video files can be taken over remotely.
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