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 Linux Handheld Suffers From Security Hole

CNet reports on a security problem with Sharp's Linux-based handheld.

"In an advisory posted Wednesday to a Syracuse University computer-science Web site, researchers said they had found vulnerabilities in Sharp's Zaurus SL-5500 and Zaurus SL-5000D handhelds. The flaws let attackers take control of the device's file system, giving them the power to overwrite files or lock the device so no data can be input through the keypad or touch screen."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 15, 2002 )


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