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PDAs increasingly vulnerable to hackers
Security firms have been making similar warnings for some time.
"PDAs were designed for personal use but are now being used more for business," Zatko told a computer security conference here. "There's a security boundary that's being crossed."
Zatko and Grand asserted that data in handhelds can be easily compromised, notably through password retrieval, and that the devices themselves could be hijacked to spread viruses after being synchronized over networks.
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