New Smartphone Vulnerability Allows Device Tracking Across Internet

The constant war against security dangers with smartphones continues. A new vulnerability discovered by researchers at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory makes it possible to fingerprint a smartphone to track and record all its internet activity.

Called SensorID, the vulnerability utilizes the unique coding of the device’s firmware to create a digital ‘fingerprint’ of the phone. This data is particular to each device and is recorded by websites to identify users. This information can then be used to track that device digitally.

Smartphone Fingerprints
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