Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab have developed a new smartphone app, SafeSlinger, which is designed to enable users to exchange data securely.

"You may select any fields from your personal contact, photo, and/or developer-designed keys for exchange," Help Net Security reports. "Each user will enter a pair of short numbers and confirm a 3-word list matches that displayed by other users' phones communicating via SSL."

"'With SafeSlinger, users can gain control over their exchanged information through end-to-end encryption, preventing intermediate servers or service providers from reading their messages or other sensitive stored data in their smartphones,' said Adrian Perrig, technical director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at CMU," the article states.

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