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Will the PIN hacks be the end of Google Wallet?

Last week researchers found vulnerabilities in the Google Wallet payment system. The vulnerability was leveraged to display the current PIN number but required root access to the device. The very next day a new vulnerability was discovered in how application data is handled in the Wallet app requiring no root access. I expect these to be just the beginning of a scavenger hunt for Google Wallet vulnerabilities in the future. Read Full Article

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What to Do About Carrier IQ

There’s been a lot of talk about a piece of software installed on many mobile devices called Carrier IQ. The intended purpose of the software according to the manufacturer is to collect metrics to improve many functions of the device on which it’s installed. The uproar has been that this software has access to so much private user data. Read Full Article