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Press Release 10-052 - Video
Rutgers researchers discuss how they were able to hijack smart phones without the users' knowledge.

Smart phones are becoming a common part of everyday life. Millions of Americans are using these powerful devices whose impressive capabilities and features rival that of desktop computers from just a few years ago. Yet few users realize that these same devices can be hacked and turned against their owners. Vinod Ganapathy and Liviu Iftode, two researchers from Rutgers University, described the results of their attempts to hack and hijack smart phones in this online media briefing.

Credit: National Science Foundation/Rutgers University

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