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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

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

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    Not sure what you mean by that?

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

    https://www.bouncycastle.org/
     
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    I don't suppose this will solve the FBI's problem with Apple? ;)
     
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    No, it won't solve the FBI's problem.
     
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    how do I get me one of these hahaha :p
     

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