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Your “No Duh” Security Story of the Week

Apparently PC Pro likes to be late to the game. They are reporting that modern smart phones are vulnerable to “smudge attacks.” So what is a “smudge attack?” It’s a fancy term for saying you can look at the finger prints on the touchscreen of a phone to determine the password or unlock pattern for the phone.

Of course the simple and free solution; just wipe your phone’s screen off on your shirt periodically. Hell I do this naturally already because the finger prints make the screen hard to read.

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Written by Christopher Burg

August 11, 2010 at 9:30 am

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