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Text messaging paves way for hacking

Posted in News with tags , , on August 14, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via Enterprise Security Today]

Because they have a stranglehold on what comes in and out of their networks, carriers can stop malicious traffic from ever hitting a user’s cell phone by filtering out types of traffic that attackers shouldn’t be able to send. Hackers are able to game the system when they’re allowed to push commands that only the carrier should be allowed to send.”

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Hacker charged with infecting 3,000 computers

Posted in News with tags , , on August 14, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via The Independant]

“A 20-year-old Australian man has been charged with infecting more than 3,000 computers around the world with a virus designed to capture banking and credit card data, police said.”