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‘We become the SIM card’: 750 million mobile phones could be hacked in one minute

21.07.2013 18:21

Up to 750 million mobile phones around the world carry SIM cards that contain a programming flaw that could leave their owners vulnerable to fraud. The bug allows a hacker to remotely access personal data and authorise illegal transactions within minutes.

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Anonymous user 24.07.2013 07:25

land lines and snail mail...

Anonymous user 23.07.2013 10:59

we are vulnerable in any way.

Anonymous user 23.07.2013 02:09

Use your iphone, everything on computers, and.. soon, google glass! You protest, we accumulate.

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 14:29

It's intentional broadcast and response.

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 14:29

Attacker sends malformed message and phones in the range return their key.

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 14:28

It's not the flaw. It's a feature.
I don't belive that it's a mistake.

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 11:37

@George In this case It's more about OTA technology allowing you to push any applets on the phone.

 

George Suba 22.07.2013 08:46

As I said in previous, comment, those sims where used in Slovakia back in 2003 and you could get them for about 500sk (15 euros). I used them few times. It works in this way: you send from shady sim SMS to victim and when he reply to you, you where able to make phone calls, send SMS msgs to anywhere and all on victims bill via his number. When he received phone calls and sms you where received them too. In 2005 new type of those shady sims comes, which copy victims phone book automatically to your phone over internet. All it was need it was reply from victims phone to shady sim. Its old, well known hack, nothing new

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 08:33

I have no social network accounts. How can I register here to be able post full comments?

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 08:31

Those sims where used in Slovakia back in 2003 and you could get them for about 500koruna(15 euros)

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 07:51

Smart phones dumb owners.

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 05:34

Zee Germans are zee best code-breakers around.

 

FX ofTruth 22.07.2013 03:26

Don't worry about sim cards...NSA already has ALL your financial information on file and unrestricted access to ALL your....banking and checking accounts; credit cards; stock portfolios; and any other financial security information. They can tap your accounts or buy using your credit cards, at will. This is FOREVER access, 24/7, untraceable and unaccountable.

So, good luck holding on to your money. Hackers and government hackers can shake you down, right down to zero! Isn't technology great? Isn't our NSA amazing? Since we PAID for all their technology, they decided to turn it ALL, on us.

Anonymous user 22.07.2013 03:04

You can't be frauded when you're too poor to have a cell phone or make transactions.

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