mobile phone security

Apple Patent Links Power Cord To Password Recovery

The filing, 20120005747A1, describes a method for storing a password recover secret on a peripheral device, including a power adapter. The development would, in essence, turn power cords and other peripherals into a second factor that would make it harder for thieves to gain access to devices they steal.

The Apple iPhone may still be the gold standard when it comes to smartphones, but the Android platform has become the playground of choice for attackers and malware authors looking to make a quick buck. The latest example is a premium-rate SMS Trojan that not only automatically sends costly SMS messages, but also prevents users’ carriers from notifying them of the new charges.

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