Carriers rush to fix SIM card vulnerability affecting millions of users

Jos

TS Evangelist
Last month a German cryptographer by the name of Karsten Nohl claimed to have found SIM card encryption and software flaws that could potentially affect half a billion cell phone users. The two-part hack is based on an old security...

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cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
Interestingly, rather than going through the costly and time consuming process of replacing millions of SIM cards, it was the very flaw discovered by Nohl that enabled carriers to hack into the cards and deploy a fix to close the backdoor.
Does anyone actually think this backdoor was not intentional? Does anyone actually believe they closed the backdoor? Now for the ultimate question, who here thinks this backdoor is government related?
 

tipstir

TS Ambassador
More protection to sell. Once we didn't need AV then all of a sudden we did. Your going to have to buy something for your SIM protection. Just a matter of time.