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    A hacker could extract crypto keys from some Android and iOS devices using a $2 magnetic probe
    Researchers found a non-invasive way to extract the cryptographic keys used to protect Bitcoin wallets, Apple Pay accounts, and other high-value assets. All it takes is a $2 magnetic probe held next to the device, or an improvised USB adapter connected to the phone's USB cable, and a USB sound card.

    This is called a "side-channel vulnerability" and researchers say it effects iOS 7.1.2 to 8.3 along with Android's version of the BouncyCastle crypto library.
  1. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    Bouncy Castle? Wtf is it with these android wierdos?
  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    Not sure what you mean by that?

    Bouncy Castle isn't solely an Android thing so it's nothing to do with "Android weirdos".

  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    I don't suppose this will solve the FBI's problem with Apple? ;)
    El Presidente likes this.
  4. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    No, it won't solve the FBI's problem.
  5. MissDeeDot

    MissDeeDot Lurker

    how do I get me one of these hahaha :p

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