Friday, July 27, 2012

Near-Field Radio Communications Used to Hijack Android Phones

The Black Hat conference at Las Vegas is an annual event for techno-savvy programmers to strut their stuff -- and do us all a favor by showing the vulnerabilities and shortcomings of the technology we rely on.

Risks for mobile phone users of the Android platform are not new.

Seeing an Android phone give up the owner's secrets with little or no end user compromise is, of course, disconcerting.

While Near Field Communications (NFC) has been popular in Japan for awhile -- converting peoples' mobile phones into their wallets for retail transactions -- the technology has been slow to catch on in the states and Europe.

- TT/Bd

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