A group of Yahoo researchers have demonstrated that apart from fingerprints, other parts of the human body, such as ears, fists, palms and fingers, can also be successfully used to authenticate users to their mobile phones.
BlackPhone, a mobile phone aimed at users who want to keep their communications secure from mass surveillance attempts, is affected by a critical security vulnerability that can be exploited to reveal users' contacts, the content of their (encrypted) messages, and their location information, as well as to load additional code that can lead to the attacker having complete control over the handset.
Symantec researchers have recently encountered a new variant of the old one-click mobile fraud, which results in the users' mobile browser being thrown in a loop and becoming unusable.
Blackphone, the carrier- and vendor-independent smartphone that was created with the goal of placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users, is not without its flaws, the Bluebox Security team discovered while reviewing it.
Recent headlines of Hollywood celebrities’ nude photos leaking onto the Internet remind us of the privacy risks we face when we store personal data – particularly very personal data – on smart devices.
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