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How Safe Is Your Smartphone?

July 22, 2013 4:20 pm by

Have you ever wondered whether or not your information is safe on your smartphone? According to this CNET.com article, the government is out to find out just that for the top brands and models, such as Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S4.


 The test in question will include the forthcoming Activation Lock feature that will be introduced via Apple’s iOS 7, due out this fall.


The test will be used to make sure that the anti-theft features in some of the most popular smartphones are actually doing their jobs.


“While we are appreciative of the efforts made by Apple and Samsung to improve security of the devices they sell, we are not going to take them at their word. Today we will assess the solutions they are proposing and see if they stand up to the tactics commonly employed by thieves,” said San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.


Read the rest of this interesting article on CNET.com!

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