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    Almost all GSM phones susceptible to new SMS hack

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    From Geek: At yesterday’s Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, two security researchers announced a devastating, self-propogating technique that would allow hackers to remotely hijack all functions of potentially every iPhone in the world.

    If you don’t own an iPhone, you’re probably feeling pretty smug right now. But another, less publicized hack has also come out of the conference, and if you own almost any GSM phone (which, yes, includes the iPhone) or are on a GSM network like At&T and T-Mobile, you can be effected.

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    I am happy i got the Pre on Sprint, does this include the BB on AT&T?
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    I have a Blackberry 8900 I know is has GSM but i am never on it can this effect me too

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    Wondering how or if this affects BB users... I have a Bold on AT&T, any insight on this Hayden?

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    I'm actually more worried about someone stealing my phone. It's easier and can be done by a much larger group of people i pass by everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srl7741 View Post
    I'm actually more worried about someone stealing my phone. It's easier and can be done by a much larger group of people i pass by everyday.



    all i will say right on brother ahhahahaha this made me laugh but it is so true and its sad !

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    Glad that I updated my iPhone to 3.0.1, supposedly fixes the vulnerability

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    Is there a fix coming out for the blackberries?
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    Blackberries are th most secure smartphones. I don't worry about someone hacking it
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    Quote Originally Posted by srl7741 View Post
    I'm actually more worried about someone stealing my phone. It's easier and can be done by a much larger group of people i pass by everyday.

    I hear you there... thank goodness I have SmrtGuard... I'll remote wipe and nuke mine if someone steals it... LOL

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    While the article is great at reminding us of security holes in any technology, it doesn't mean you should sit around wondering if your phone is being hacked. Anyone who has worked or done research in network security can tell you that it takes an in-depth knowledge of the device and system transporting the data to 'hack' it or do what these guys showed the audience. Great read and good for these guys for exposing the holes rather then using them.
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    So if you enable your firewall for SMS messages except from contacts...would you be safe?

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    Glad to know my CDMA device is safe...for now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayZ View Post
    So if you enable your firewall for SMS messages except from contacts...would you be safe?
    I can't say for sure since what they did is way beyond me, but theoretically I'd say yes as the device tells the sending server that it is refusing to accept the message.
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