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SIM Card Hack A Wakeup Call
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MROBINSON000,
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7/26/2013 | 6:40:56 AM
re: SIM Card Hack A Wakeup Call
Great topic, as weGve said before with millions of mobile apps available across the Apple, Android,
Blackberry and Windows marketplaces, one of the most critical areas to pay
attention to is security. Fundamentally, all software, not just mobile
applications, should follow some type of process, like the SDLC, to ensure that
security is built into all phases of the development lifecycle. However, what
weGve seen with mobile applications is GǣSMiShing,Gǥ which is phishing conducted
via SMS (text), hereGs an article talking about this: http://blog.securityinnovation...
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JaapF,
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7/23/2013 | 7:00:12 AM
re: SIM Card Hack A Wakeup Call
Very interesting research.

Particularly because more and more Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA) solutions use a mobile phone as a 2nd factor. When you zoom in on these solutions, some are in fact using the mobile device, but most of them are based on sending/receiving of SMS text messages. If a fraudster is using this hack, MFA is effectively not adding security and identity theft goes beyond reading my text-messages.

One of the questions for me is: how does a user know if his SIM is in the vulnarable category (10-20%) or has a more safer technology?


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