G1’s browser getting hijacked like a cab in Liberty City?

There’s already been a G1 firmware pushed out to patch up a browser security issue, but you know how it goes with those — two flaws seem to magically sprout up in place of every one that’s snuffed out. It’s unclear exactly what’s going on here, but some G1 users are reporting that attempting to visit Yahoo!’s home page is intermittently redirecting them to a totally legit-looking page imploring them to download some bogus Microsoft AntiSpyware crap — and while we’re thinking that this fake site was intended to target slightly larger computers of the Windows variety, it’s disturbing that this redirect somehow managed to filter down to Android. It could be a DNS hack or a problem with T-Mobile’s proxies, in which case the G1’s own defenses are absolved for the time being, but that’s not much comfort for Joe Yahoo-User, now is it?

Nokia warns that KIRF phones(So Called”Chinese Phones”) are a threat to personal safety, national security

Over the years, Nokia handsets have fallen victim to the infamous KIRFing process time, and time, and time again. Evidently the suits up in Espoo have had enough, as evidenced by a new marketing campaign urging bargain hunters in India to avoid unbranded / duplicate handsets. The ad, which was spotted in the Mumbai Mirror, is comical in a number of ways. For starters, the notion that “originals last forever” is obviously misleading untrue, and secondly, the whole “instilling fear” tactic is severely unnecessary. Nokia asserts that all KIRF handsets lack an IMEI number, and thus owning one “could be a threat to your safety and national security.” Or is that longhand for “a threat to Nokia’s bottom line?”