Text Hackers Could Jam Cellphones, a Paper Says


Malicious hackers could take down cellular networks in large cities by inundating their popular text-messaging services with the equivalent of spam, said computer security researchers, who will announce the findings of their research today.

Such an attack is possible, the researchers say, because cellphone companies provide the text-messaging service to their networks in a way that could allow an attacker who jams the message system to disable the voice network as well. Text Hackers Could Jam Cellphones, a Paper Says - New York Times

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