Government-backed research suggests millions of smartphones have built-in security flaws

Smartphone security flaws

Well, this is comforting. Researchers funded by the Dept. of Homeland Security have found security vulnerabilities built into smartphones at the device level, vulnerabilities that reportedly exist across devices offered by the four leading U.S. cell phone carriers.

What's more, those holes are such that hackers could use them to obtain access to a user's emails, text messages and more, all without the owner's knowledge.

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Government-backed research suggests millions of smartphones have built-in security flaws originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 at 14:17:11 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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