CeBIT is coming to an end, and as always it’s been interesting.
From my point of view the most interesting thing happened on Saturday when we were leaving the exhibition grounds via a different exit to our usual one.
My phone beeped. When I took a look I saw that a device was trying to send me a file.
The file was over 1MB large. On closer examination it turned out to be a ‘map’ of all the CeBIT exhibitors.
Naturally the filename “cebit06_light_31.sis” more or less indicated that it was CeBIT related, but it could have very well been a social engineering trick.
Especially in this light, I was disappointed to see that the installer was not signed.
We are trying to raise awareness of (not) accepting unknown files on your mobile, and particularly we’re trying to highlight that installers should be signed.
If major companies don’t sign their installers, why should anyone else pay attention?
I just hope we’ll see a signed installer next year.