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Hacker Builds $1,500 Cell Phone Tapping Device

We previously discussed security researcher Chris Paget’s plans to demonstrate practical cell phone interception at DefCon. Paget completed his talk yesterday, and reader suraj.sun points out coverage from Wired. Quoting:
“A security researcher created a $1,500 cell phone base station kit (including a laptop and two RF antennas) that tricks cell phones into routing their outbound calls through his device, allowing someone to intercept even encrypted (more…)

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  • Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?

    bendodge writes “I am planning on heading to a university in a remote area with very poor cellular service (the only signal is spotty Verizon voice, no data). However, the entire campus is thoroughly blanketed in Wi-Fi. I am trying to find the best and most economical ‘Wi-Fi phone’ or else hack one together. Belkin/Netgear sell what is essentially a portable Skype device for $180. These folks recommend outfitting an iPod Touch with a mic and VoIP (more…)

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  • tad001 writes “The Japanese phone giantess KDDI has developed a in the way of to ground users movements in ripping delineate. It works at near analyzing the activity of accelerometers, organize in diverse handsets. Activities such as walking, climbing stairs, or tied cleaning can be identified, the researchers stipulate. The band plans to rat on the overhaul to clients such as managers, foremen, and livelihood agencies.”

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