Tag: Chip-in-the-middle

Researchers Hijack Smartphones With Chip-in-the-Middle Attack

Technology enthusiasts are all too aware of how governments would like nothing more than to snoop on their smartphones. That could be accomplished either by building in backdoors on the software level, or by gaining access to communication logs from popular IM service providers. A new hacking method recently discovered by security researchers takes the form of a secret chip hidden inside replacement parts. For now, this method is known as a chip-in-the-middle attack. …
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