Devastating mobile attack under spotlight

All mobile phones may be open to a simple but devastating attack that enables a third party to eavesdrop on any phone conversation, receive any and all SMS messages, and download the phone's address book.

The attack, outlined by a German security expert, would amount to the largest ever breach of privacy for billions of mobile phone users across the world. But it remains uncertain exactly how easy and how widespread the problem could be thanks to a concerted effort by mobile operators to muddy the issue while they assess its extent. - Security News - Devastating mobile attack under spotlight

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