Android phones with NFC can be hijacked via their own browser

By Leeky
Jul 27, 2012
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  1. New research by security specialists Accuvant has revealed at this year's Black Hat conference that the latest smartphones running Android, and equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities, can be hijacked using malicious code loaded via the devices' web browser.

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  2. It's a given that these kinds of exploit is unavoidable since the implication of NFC-tech on a smartphone is still in its early stages. I wonder how Google will tackle this, I really love the android platform but Google being all "introduce new tech in every major update" won't really polish the operating system.
  3. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    @Guest makes a good point. A case of staying too long at the bleeding edge. I hope there's some way to patch this problem automatically - it's a safe bet there are Android coders working late hours on a fix.

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