Carriers rush to fix SIM card vulnerability affecting millions of users

By Jos ยท 4 replies
Aug 2, 2013
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  1. 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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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,994   +1,314

    I believe this attack succeeds only on a GSM phone which is unlocked.
  3. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +71

    My brother has had a samsung android phone for at least a year and they never updated it yet.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,295   +4,206

    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?
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,682   +160

    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.

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