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Researchers: Online Geegaws Can Open Door to Flimflammery

Aug 08, 2008, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jordan Robertson)

"Malicious gadgets -- if a user were to download one of them -- could be used in a variety of other attacks, including one where one gadget steals information from another, a valuable attack against gadgets that store personal user information, Hansen and Stracener said. "How do you know it's a legitimate gadget?" Hansen asked. "Because someone uploaded it? There's no moderation; there's no way to guarantee it won't turn bad.""

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