[LINK] Hacker Access to Mobile-Device Location

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 14:57:49 AEDT 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 22:37, Roger Clarke <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
> Cellular networks leak the locations of cell phone users, allowing a
> third party to easily track the location of the cell phone user
> without the user's knowledge, according to new research by computer
> scientists in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and
> Engineering.

What is needed to completely destroy the mobile providers is actually
for someone to come up with a USB-plugged radio for under $250 that
can fake a cell tower. Think Man-in-the-middle attack... that
intercepts all traffic and then forwards data to a real cell tower.
That's when the fun would begin.

Then after the mobile providers disappear, maybe there will be more
pure-IP mobile WiMax, more FTTH and the end of metered broadband. ;)

(just pulling TomK's leg)

During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
Durante épocas de Engaño Universal, decir la verdad se convierte en un
Acto Revolucionario
- George Orwell

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