Palm OS: A Platform for Malicious Code? Part One

by Markus Schmall
Sept. 24, 2017 1 comment Symantec Pen Testing & Audits palm

Various PDA systems - such as those sold by Palm, Handspring, IBM and Sony - utilize the Palm operating system (hereafter referred to as Palm OS). Since its introduction several years ago, very few malicious codes for the Palm OS platform have appeared. Considering that there are more than 10 million Palm OS-based devices in use, it is surprising that only four malicious programs have been seen for this platform. One possible reason for this is that, compared to more established platforms, common infection vectors haven’t been introduced in Palm OS platforms. Some such common infection vectors could include: access to networks and network shares; access to removable storage devices; mail programs; easy exchange of installed palm applications.

2flash 7 months, 1 week ago

Palm OS has been quite controversial since its launch, but nonetheless it is a very stable OS in my opinion.