Remote access to patient records and security of android apps

Roland Perry lists at
Fri Jan 13 10:21:47 GMT 2012

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Tony Naggs <tony.naggs at> writes
>In principle an Android tablet could access a smartcard, as the SIM 
>card in an Android phone is a form of Smartcard - but I have not 
>noticed any tablet computers advertised with Smartcard slot.

Many tablets have a SIM socket (for data access). But what credentials 
from the SIM might a application be looking for, and why couldn't a 
patched copy of Android spoof it?

>I am also concerned about how whether the data is securely encrypted 
>when sent over the the WiFi or 3G data network.

Couldn't the Android App have its own encryption layer?
Roland Perry

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