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  • California phone kill-switch law could lead to abuse

    27.08.2014

    On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 962) that will require any smartphone sold in the state after July 1, 2015, to include a software or hardware (or both) "kill switch" that "can render inoperable the essential features of the smartphone to an unauthorized user", i.e.

  • Sneak attack through smartphone shared memory

    22.08.2014

    A weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS operating systems could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users, research at the University of Michigan has shown.

  • Blackphone rooted at DEF CON?

    11.08.2014

    Blackphone, the recently released security-oriented smartphone, has apparently been rooted.

  • Risks of selling used smartphones

    08.07.2014

    AVAST Software easily retrieved personal data from used smartphones sold online, despite consumers deleting their data.

  • Cops must get a warrant before looking through cellphone content

    26.06.2014

    The nine judges of the US Supreme Court have unanimously ruled that law enforcement officers can't search the contents of an arrested individual's cell phone(s) without a search warrant.




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