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    News - Android NFC walk-by vulnerabilities demonstrated

    "NFC opens a new wave of server-side attacks, without user interaction".
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    Re: News - Android NFC walk-by vulnerabilities demonstrated

    I'm not sure how serious this is - given that (Android Beam aside) there's not much use at the moment for NFC on Android. And given that AB came in with ICS and most systems seem to have been moved on from 4.0.1, is this a big deal? (e.g. my S3 is on 4.0.4 at the moment).

    So if you're not planning to use it, I guess the best (and very obvious!) advice is to turn NFC off.

    The bridge bypass though, DOES sound like a big deal (to me), so fingers crossed that Google devs are taking it seriously and doing something about it.

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    Re: News - Android NFC walk-by vulnerabilities demonstrated

    I'm not surprised I always thought the NFC feature was a potential weak spot. As crossy said the best thing to do would be to turn it off.

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