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Show Hacker NFC technology on Android and Nokia Easy Hijacked

NFC technology

A new technology is embedded into the operating system Android and MeeGo it can be easily hijacked by hackers. A researcher in a way to practice the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
By exploiting security flaws in standard Near Field Communication (NFC), a hacker named Charlie Miller smartphone can take over control of the handsets made by Samsung and Nokia. The attack works by placing a phone within a few centimeters of a chip the size of a quarter, or by tapping into mobile phones that have NFC. Code on the handset is transmitted to the target phone to move through the air, then run the file or to open a web page in which there is a malicious program, or in other cases can be invade into the operating system itself.
This exploitation is practiced on a Nexus S device that uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While not known if using Android Jelly Bean. In addition to Android devices, the demo is also done on the Nokia N9.
NFC technology is a feature that allows people to share files, business cards, website links quickly, or make a Bluetooth connection with PC, speakers or other devices. When the NFC is enabled, all files submitted will be automatically accepted, and this makes the malicious code can more easily enter the target device. However, it should NFC only runs when there are other devices that are attached or with a very close distance.
'NFC can be very rewarding but can also be misused, "said Miller. "These findings open you more to think about NFC technology, 'he added.
origin source Ars Technica
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