11-04-07

Hardware hacking coming to your phone

Small embedded microprocessors are included in everything that needs to the things we expect from them. 90% of these microprocessors have a program called JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) enabled to let engineers debug a problem in the future. A security expert has used this tool to find a way to let these processors execute unknown code through other means than the normal buffer-overflow attack. These programs could be used to send confidential information to other phones or systems (and why not in combination with bluetooth). And this is just the beginning of it.

 

So who said your phone was much safer than your computer ? Malware follows the money.

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