Tag: 4G

Source: RT

NSA and GCHQ Hack SIM Card Provider Gemalto

According to a report this week from Glenn Greenwald’s leak-happy publication The Intercept, new documents out of the Snowden archive suggest that the NSA and GCHQ have been actively hacking the world’s largest provider of SIM cards in order to eavesdrop on cellphones on a global scale. The program, helmed by the Mobile Handset Exploitation […]

Privacy Concerns Raised Over Stingray Use by San Jose Police

Security consultant Mike Katz-Lacabe recently filed a request for records related to Stingray technology, which mimics a cellphone tower and exposes data from smartphones, used by the San Jose Police Department in a case. A Public Records Act request was made for a copy of non-disclosure agreement between the FBI, Harris Corporation (the manufacturer), and […]

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Rogue Cell Towers Could Disable Your Phone’s Encryption, Inject Malware

Rogue cell towers spread across the US could be listening to your communications (calls, text messages, etc.), according to an investigation carried out by a security-conscious firm. ESD America is the firm behind the discovery. The company’s CryptoPhone 500, a modified version of Galaxy S3 featuring end-to-end encryption for protecting the baseband and the custom […]

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Free Wi-Fi Can Save You Pennies But Cost You Millions

In Ofcom’s recently published Communications Market Report, the British regulator revealed that people using Wi-Fi in public places give the least thought to their security. The report says that while 77 percent of people aren’t concerned about security when using public Wi-Fi, almost 75 percent of them said that they don’t restrict their online activity […]

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O2 & Vodafone Earn Security Certs in the UK

O2’s recent announcement of a No.10 tariff to bolster third party organizations comes shortly after the company became the first mobile operator to be awarded with CAS (T) – [secure and government approved network certification] in the United Kingdom. Now O2 and Vodafone are staking their claims as the best choice for government officials, who […]

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Hackers Prove That Tesla Cars Aren’t Safe From Attack

Internet connected cars are fun to drive, but they can have certain loopholes, making them fall prey to hackers. GM, Ford, Toyota, Tesla, and a few others have introduced a new generation of electric, Internet-enabled cars. These cars are largely known as safe, but are they really? Tesla owners recently received a wake-up call from […]

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It’s Superfast and Awesome… But How Secure is Your 4G Network?

4G (fourth generation) network provides data access at super-fast speeds for mobile devices. The technology used for 4G makes it up to 100 times faster than 2G or 3G speeds. But according to some networking experts, this speed comes at the cost of security. 2G and 3G come with the robust feature of efficiently handling […]

3G/4G Modems Unknowingly Expose Users Credentials

According to a report released today by security researcher Andreas Linh, many popular 3G and 4G USb modems used by telecoms such as AT&T and Verizon have been compromised to allow anyone with the keycode the opportunity to freely collect user credentials, passwords, and even the content of your computer’s hard drive all from over […]