Latest Android Hacking Threat Impacts 950 Million Cell Phones

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As advanced world cultures move increasingly towards the networked society, perhaps the warning signs of such a world are all around us. Cars, highly protected major banks and stock exchanges as well as the U.S. government itself are all victims of hacking incidents common to wireless networks, all at a time when payment systems and home security apparatus are beginning to operate from cell phones. Hacking vulnerability impacts 950 million Android users Amid the lightly-examined plunge into a wireless world comes a new cell phone vulnerability impacting 950 million phones with Android version 2.2 to the current operating system. The…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.