Defcon Hacker Eavesdrops on GSM-based Cell Conversations

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    DakotaGuy

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    Rodimus Prime

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    I love the part in the video on him saying stuff about the iPhone. Mostly bitching about how they iPhone would connect the easiest to his network and it has really been trouble for him keeping the thing off of it.
     
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    GFLPraxis

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    Wow.
    I wonder if you could hack a 3G microcell to do this entirely in software.
     
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    DakotaGuy

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    I don't know it could be possible. I know there are a lot more GSM fans on this message board, but that is one advantage of the CDMA network. It is much more secure when it comes to things like hacking. I do believe the newer WCDMA 3G (UMTS) is secure as well, but if you can throw in noise to bump the network back to 2G EDGE then it appears you can hack in without any issues.
     

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