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  1. #1
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    I can understand that (for v3)

    Hi there:

    Every application must be signed, but you can self-sign in some cases.

    a ) for a application with basic capabilities, you can self-sign, such capabilities are : LocalServices, NetworkServices, ReadUserData, UserEnvironment and WriteUserData (and location?), webpage say that location is allowed but forum say otherwise.
    http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...gn_Certificate

    This allow to use multimedia features such audio? Or for example a game?
    Location is related with read the IMEI?.

    b ) If you required more capabilites then you can create a imei specific in the simbiansigned webpage. Fexplorer for example ask for it.

    Can you reuse old certification?.

    c ) but for a commercial use you will need to run the whole certification process, can take many months and cost a lot, also can be rejected (start over the whole process, not just time lossed also money).


    Also i wonder what's the point with antivirus?.

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    Re: I can understand that (for v3)

    I have drawn a flow-chart on Forum Nokia Wiki (http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...ning_sis_files). Hope this helps your understanding.

    About the anti-virus, this may lead to another discussion. IMHO, if we install only applications from "trusted" sources, we should not worry about virus at all. That's why I don't install any anti-virus on my phone either.

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    Re: I can understand that (for v3)

    There are no known S60 3rd Edition viruses. Read also this:
    http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/viruses.htm

    Even before Symbian 9 based devices, malicious apps were not an issue, unless you downloaded apps from dubious sources, or accepted unsolicited appllications sent to you (even by people you know).

    In other words, the antivirus apps today on a mobile phone serve little purpose as perhaps providing piece of mind to the ultra-paranoid and careless users (at the cost of additional money, memory, battery and processor performace consumption).

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    Re: I can understand that (for v3)

    Its not virus's you should be worried about, rather its spyware/adware.

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    Re: I can understand that (for v3)

    Same thing; malware, malicious apps all the same (with different purposes). And same precations help against all kinds of malicious apps.

    One extra security measure could be nice to have, though: A setting to prompt for the security code when installing apps. That way nobody should be able to install any apps on your phone, if you leave it unattended for some reason.

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    Re: I can understand that (for v3)

    I wouldn't be worried about pure adware, i.e a software that is paid by advertisements, since that in general will not be harmfull to anybody...

    definition of Adware "Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used." from this wiki :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware

    yucca

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