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Researchers Find Some Smartphone Models More Vulnerable to Attack

November 30, 2011

computing graphic New research from North Carolina State University shows that some smartphones specifically designed to support the Android mobile platform have incorporated additional features that can be used by hackers to bypass Android's security features, making them more vulnerable to attack. Android has the largest share of the smartphone market in the U.S. Full Story

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