I had the pleasure of attending WebOS Developer Workshop in Mainz on Saturday Thgtwi (@thgtwi) did a great job with the organization. SuVuK(@SuVuK_open) did a nice report on the contents of the Workshop in his blog.

I took the opportunity talk about Security in the WebOS platform. I ran some tests based on WebOS 3.X, which is currently available for the HP TouchPad and is being opensourced as Open WebOS.

The scope covers issues that can and should be applied to any mobile platform:

  1. Architecture
  2. OS / Platform
  3. Authentication
  4. Networking
  5. Browser
  6. Email
  7. PIM
  8. MDM
  9. Other

I haven’t been able to complete the tests that I wanted to, some of them require Exchange to make use of the EAS policies, which I find interesting to see if the hold up to claims in the WebOS security white paper. I’ll post an update a soon as they are done.

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