m-commerce security risks exposed
Vulnerabilities in mobile applications offer a way to attack otherwise secure web sites, according to independent security consultancy SecureTest.
SecureTest has demonstrated how hackers can break into a mobile phone application, modify the code and use this as a tool to manipulate the website itself. The demo featured a fictitious gambling website with a horse-racing betting application and a standard Sony Ericsson P900 smartphone running freeware software tools.
By John Leyden at The Register.
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