Iphone, HTC and other smart phones are threat to Cellular networks
Researchers to release hacking tool that gathers information about the cellular network to which a smart phone is connected.
Errata’s hack basically demonstrates how you can use information from the smart phone to get more access to the cell network than a user is supposed to have, Maynor says. And if Errata’s new tool were paired with the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP), for example, he says, an attacker could hack the cell network itself.
Errata’s new hacking tool runs on an iPhone and gathers information about the cellular network to which the smart phone is connected.
Another danger, of course, would be an attacker exploiting the smart phone’s information to launch a malware attack that could disrupt the cell network.
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