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New Smartphone App Protects Against Cybercrime

Despite all the conveniences smartphones provide, users still have concerns about the security of the messages and files they exchange with their mobile devices.

Now Carnegie Mellon University CyLab researchers have come up with a smartphone app designed to help mobile phone users retrieve information from trusted sources safely and privately.

The problem they are tackling is one mobile device users face every day:  how to safely “sling information” over the Internet. The researchers say that their app, dubbed SafeSlinger, establishes a secure channel that enables both secure messaging and file exchange.
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