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Customers using devices from four major cell phone carriers could unknowingly be exposing sensitive data to hackers, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Fifth Domain reports that DHS-funded researchers from mobile security firm Kryptowire have found vulnerabilities in phones used by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The flaws are built into phones by manufacturers, and include a loophole that could exploit data, emails and text messages.[/quote]

According to the article, more details are to be available later this week.  See Phones sold by the four major US carriers could have a major security flaw.


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In the meantime, please feel free to continue using your phones, or panic, or both.

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Mine wasn't purchased from the carrier.  Still using my Windows 8.1 phone.


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Since I rarely do email or text on my phone, I guess I'm okay.

I actually bought my phone to make calls.  ;D
I also didn't buy it from a carrier but since VirginMobile uses the Sprint network, I assume it might have a flaw.

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In the meantime, please feel free to continue using your phones, or panic, or both.

You have to love it, as I always said a phone is a phone, anything else is at your own risk. It's nothing we didn't already know ;)

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I am amazed daily by the number of people whose phone has become an extension of their existence, as if their very life depended on it.  :(


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