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All GSM networks ‘vulnerable to hackers’

All GSM networks ‘vulnerable to hackers’

All GSM networks ‘vulnerable to hackers’
February 28
08:18 2015


All GSM networks ‘vulnerable to hackers’

A new threat has emerged for GSM networks, two security researchers claim that, for the first time, any GSM network or phone could be vulnerable to hackers, without the need to buy expensive network-sniffing tools.

There have been many attempts to demonstrate security flaws in GSM but Karsten Nohl and Sylvain Munaut claimed that they have built a toolkit that can hack into any network. The pair have demonstrated their work at the Chaos Computer Club Congress (CCC) in Berlin.

In the demo, the two researchers showed all the steps from locating a particular handset and capturing its ID, all the way to getting hold of data swapped between a phone and a cellular base station. The pair used Kraken, open source software on handsets.

In an interview with BBC News, Nohl said “Now there’s a path from your telephone number to me finding you and listening to your calls.”

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  1. 
Perfect Code
    Perfect Code March 04, 08:18

    “Even though the game is awful,…”nOh, OK Phil.

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kylvin318
    kylvin318 March 04, 08:18

    May I ask, how much do you pay to go to the movies now a days?nMany are $10 and up… most are in the $12.50 range (not accounting for 3D or any refreshments). Bring your girlfriend and you&1quo;ve spent $30 before you&1quo;ve even got to sit down.nWhy does one medium justify the price tag & another doesn&1quo;t. The fact that video games are an interactive experience would suggest that it is certainly worth more than the average two hour film, even if the run-time of the game is exactly the same.nYou can judge for you1elf whether the experience is worth that $15… but to say “Saying that 2 hou1 was the artist&1quo;s “Vision” may hold water if the game wasn&1quo;t 15 FREAKING DOLLARS!” is just asinine.nAt least you buy that $15 experience you can go through it as many times as you want… Unlike when you go to the movies aand spend that $12.50… then have to buy the DVD/ Blu-ray for $20 later…

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