Hackers can use the Samsung Find My Mobile feature to attack phones

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Most smartphones now come with built-in tracking systems that allow users to remotely lock or wipe their phones if they’re misplaced or stolen

The feature intends to offer an extra bit of security to your handheld device, but hackers can exploit a flaw in Samsung’s Find My Mobile system to execute denial-of-service attacks, according to the National Cyber Security Division, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If Find My Mobile is turned on, hackers can remotely lock the device and change its unlock code, rendering it useless. It isn’t quite clear what the hackers have to gain from this sort of attack, other than the misery of others Read more…

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