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Smart Phones Expose Users to Clever Attacks
February 22, 2010
Computer scientists at Rutgers University have shown how a familiar type of personal computer security threat can now attack new generations of smart mobile phones, with the potential to cause more serious consequences. Such attacks include using a smart phone to eavesdrop on a meeting, track its owner's travels or rapidly drain its battery to render the phone useless.
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