August 16, 2001

Researchers say PDAs prone to 'hacker' attacks

Author: JT Smith

A Massachusetts security engineering firm says handheld computers, like those made by Palm and Handspring, are vulnerable to prying eyes and shouldn't be used to store any sensitive business information. The primary security concern for PDAs appears to be the relative ease with which passwords can be retrieved, through reading raw memory or backup files on a host system. Read the Reuters report at ZDNet.


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