Hackers seem to be on a buying spree for Nokia 1100 phones, Nokia has no idea why
posted by PhoneArena / Apr 22, 2009, 2:30 PM
PC World reports Nokia has stated they are unaware of the fact the price of their obsolete device has gone so far up. The company also said in e-mailed statement that they “…have not identified any phone software problem that would allow alleged use cases”.
Whether Nokia testers have missed something remains to be seen as security analysts are trying to acquire a Bochum-made Nokia 1100 to test their own theories. Until then you can tell us your opinion. Can you think of any legal reason as to why someone would be willing to shell out €20,000 on an obsolete device, given its strongest selling point used to be that it could be used as a flashlight?
source: PC World
Maybe they found some hardware or software design failure that allows to finally hack the GSM/CDMA encryption completely ? :p
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:43 AM 0
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Here's a much better explanation from engadget.. "...certain makes of the super-popular handset can apparently be reprogrammed to use someone else's phone number, allowing them to receive text messaged bank passwords (common in parts of Europe), thus making it much, much easier to steal people's money. The software flaw has been pointed out by Ultrascan Advance Global Investigations, who were contacted by police who had noted the curiously high offering prices on the old-timey candybar."
posted on Apr 22, 2009, 2:55 PM 0
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I bet it's going for so much because the hackers are adding a new feature to re-sell them at much more "whatever the hell that symbol for money means"... A Razor attachment...
posted on Apr 22, 2009, 3:01 PM 0
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I have such phone too. Just checked in the ebay. The prices are between 50-100 euro.
posted on Apr 23, 2009, 1:49 AM 0
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i am having 1 piece of nokia 1100 made in germany plz provide me the best price of what you can give the i can give the photo also to the serious buyers my email id is sufiyanrajwani @ gmail . com, +919998152560
posted on May 15, 2009, 4:35 AM 0
Nokia 1100 is a bit old phone and is now become obsolete as the company is no more selling this phone. However, users like me still rely on this. I have bought a Nokia 1100 almost five years ago and I am still using this as my secondary phone
posted on Mar 11, 2011, 9:32 PM 0
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posted on Mar 27, 2011, 3:39 AM 0
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posted on Jul 16, 2011, 4:25 AM 0
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