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Florida homecoming queen faces up to 16 years after alleged scheme to hack high school contest

by Tim Starks

She and her mother could spend a maximum of 16 years in prison each.

Researchers found another way to hack Android cellphones via Bluetooth

by Shannon Vavra

There's another Bluetooth vulnerability on the market, according to DBAPPSecurity research presented at Black Hat 2020.

There’s a new open-source project to detect cellphone-snooping technology

by Sean Lyngaas

The EFF's Crocodile Hunter includes an API that gathers data on IMSI catchers and shares it with other researchers.

Here's the NSA's advice for reducing the exposure of cellphone location data

by Shannon Vavra

Although cell phone users can take steps to limit the risk their mobile devices are exposing location data, the NSA is warning now there is no way to eliminate the risk.

DHS says unauthorized Stingrays could be in D.C. area

by Sean Lyngaas

DHS has acknowledged the presence of unauthorized surveillance devices in the Washington, D.C., area that could be exploited by foreign spies to track and intercept phone calls.

4G LTE protocols used by smartphones can be hacked, researchers found

by Chris Bing

The Diameter protocol, which replaces the older SS7, can disrupt services to both specific users and nodes that provide access for entire regions.

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