DARPA-Funded Researcher Can Take Over Android And Nokia Phones By Merely Waving Another Device Near Them

August 6th, 2012

Source: www.forbes.com
Author: Andy Greenberg

Smartphones’ growing adoption of so-called “near field communications” promises to let the device in your pocket wirelessly make payments, beam info to other phones, and seamlessly sync with nearby computers. It might also let an artful hacker pickpocket your private information right through your clothes.

At the Black Hat security conference Wednesday, serial Apple and Android hacker Charlie Miller plans to present a grab bag of new tricks that allow him to take complete control of Android and Nokia phones simply by bringing another device or just a chip within a few inches of the target gadget.

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