Could GSM phones have a major security flaw?
0. phoneArena 27 Dec 2011, 08:24 posted on
An expert on mobile phone security, Karsten Nohl, head of Germany's Security Research Labs, said today that a "vulnerability" in the GSM network could allow a hacker to take control of any GSM phone and make unauthorized phone calls or send unauthorized texts...
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1. brenner182 (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Well this is bad news bears all over the place.
6. tuminatr (Posts: 773; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
the simple answer is yes, I don't remember witch collage tech lab successfully cloned sim cards and intercepted and listened to calls over the air about five years ago
2. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
Most carriers didn't upgrade their security algorithms when they made the transition to UMTS from 2G GSM. So... yeah... We've known about this for a long time now...
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Well, I don't have GSM service, and if memory serves, CDMA has yet to be hacked, so I am feeling pretty good. Bummer for the GSM folks, however. Especially if the security hole is due to carrier laziness. Nothing like a lawsuit to compel the carriers to tighten up their security.
4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I doubt anyone has been able to do this with AT&T GSM phones.
5. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
I just wanted to say droid x doug i accidently hit the thumbs down and not up.....so phantom thumbs up and on an account of false pressing thumbs down. lolz.
Iphone is only great cuz people that are not tech savy enjoy structure, those who are tech savy enjoy freedom.
That could be applied to society, people with very little knowledge on how to live enjoy structure, those that know them selves and limits, enjoy societal freedom.
You could almost talk about soul evolution here. young souls are numb to experience, and old souls well they are just old.
7. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
iPhone definitely has a lot of tech savy users, proof?? Cydia and its 3rd party apps.. theres also a huge jailbreaking community out there..
bottom line is, both Android and iOS has their own tech savy users and those who just doesnt give a sh*t and just wanna use their phone normally..
9. LordBonztie (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
been hacking gsm carriers for 5 years now. enjoying free internet. thank you.
10. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
This sucks for people living in developing countries, since the corporate companies on the said locations don't listen to anyone. They just like to make a lot of money for themselves... Never mind the consumers, who do not have an option btw.