FBI tests mobile vulnerabilities

Tuesday - 7/17/2012, 8:14pm EDT

The FBI wants an automated testing system that can handle all Android applications. Researchers are trying to standardize a technique called fuzzing that forces outside data into the apps to find weaknesses.

In a notice of intent, the FBI said it will test the Child Abduction Response Management and National Crime Information Center apps for vulnerabilities with research conducted by George Mason University.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency also pitched in funding.

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