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SIM Card Security Flaw Exposing 750 Million Cell Phones



SIM Card
SIM Card

Outdated encryption is to blame for a new risk on your cellular device. According to a report by SRLabs and research which will be presented at BlackHat on July 31st, the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card can be hacked in a few ways, including through SMS messages.

According to SRLabs, SIM cards use 56-bit DES encryption – a technology created in the 70s. Using what is called FPGA clusters, a SIM can be crackable. SRLabs is looking to make aware these issues, then recommend a better SIM card technology, SMS firewall and SMS filtering so simple hacking techniques cannot access SIM card data.

It is reported that over 750 million SIM cards are vulnerable to this hack. That is 1 in 8 SIM cards, according to Karsten Nohl of SRLabs. An improperly encrypted SMS message – along with use of a custom Java program – can open the SIM to the malware. A hacker can do anything from change your voicemail to access your personal information on the SIM card.

In some phones, most information is stored on the phone and not the SIM. In some phones, SIM data can also include bank information, passwords to websites and programs and more. However, as we move to mobile and wearable devices, more SIM cards will be used to connect people to cellular networks.

 

 

 


GNC #701 Back to Business



Back to business on show 701. I am excited about our Saturday Morning Tech we will have a number of our bloggers on to talk tech, so be sure to join me Saturday morning at 9am PST.

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Listener Links:
Volvo and Siemend team up on Electric.
Hubble Movies.
120 Petabyte Drive.

Show Links:
ISP Giving up User data!
Mars Secrets.
Space Junk Out of Hand.
AT&T + T-Mobile = DOA by DOJ?
AT&T – T-Mobile = Winner?
Sicko Goes to Jail.
LoJack to get Sued?
Buzz Out Loud scales back.
Lion Enhanced Apps.
Final Cut Studio Back on Sale?
FT says no way to Apple Extortion.
Linux Kernel Server Hacked.
Conflict of Interest?
Tweet Button Value?
Netflix looses Starz – Netflix Yawns.
How dare they!
BlogFrog for OhanaNews.com?
Waffle House Hurricane Factor?
Hubble Time Lapse Movies.
Hotfile has to give up Users.
BitTorrent TV?
Will an Apple TV Happen?
Cool RC Plane Video.
China Hackers Revealed.
Parallels 7 for Lion.
Google Calendar Time Zone Mayhem.
Ford Evos
Ford Zipcar.
Sony Tablets.
Tom Tom GPS Update.
Jailbreak Tutorial.
Samsung SmartTv update.
Creative Gaming Headset.
PogoPlug Mobile.
AT&T Kills A-List Feature.
Dyson DC41.
Nexus S in Space?
How to deal with the Law.
Massage Device Recalled.
Blogger gets an Update.


GNC #694 No Constraints



I talk about constraints tonight, you will notice show is 1:23:00 I have realized I have been feeling constrained and rushed with the 1:10:00 limit I imposed on myself. Unless I get a barrage of email begging me to go back the show is going back to a semi un-constrained time limit.

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Listener Links:
Shuttle Cockpit 360 Degrees!
Barnes and Noble Comment!
Studio and Plank Discussion.

Show Links:
Down she goes.
Will economy affect VC investments.
Pay for TV on Roku?
$500.00 or your Life?
Google TV Update!
Running out of Time?
Yes Police their is Freedom of the Press.
TSA No Insulin for You!
Syrian Hackers Fight Back?
Antimatter in Orbit?
WordPress Hijack.
Warrantless Spying on rise.
Apple Lion Recovery Disc.
Apple wants in ring with Lodsys.
Sorry I have bad news for you!
How Big are Solar Flares.
Juno Launch.
Sued for going to Fast.
Hacker Toolkit for Android.
200,000 on Lawsuit Hit List.
Portable Shaver.
Cool Device Chargers.
FrameSocket.
Website Speed.
Sell Shirts.
OpticBook 3800 Scanner.
Read it later.
Zip line Express for iPads.
Skype Updated for Lion.
Apple TV Hacked to Play Games.
3d Glass Standards Finally?
Google+ ios App.
Chrome OS for Tablets.
Honeycomb Update for LG!
Survey Says.


GNC #692 Sweltering Hot!



OMG is it hot here in Texas. A cool 114 degrees today and no relief in site. Shutting down the AC in my room to do the show was not so fun… Think I had some brain melt going on. New contest tonight listen and find out how you can win a Google TV!

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What is the Status of Internet2?

Show Links:
Five Reasons to get a Google TV!
Apple Jail breaker if a Fanboy.
ChairPack?
Direct TV Android Remote.
Google Patent Binge.
Gamer death and DVT.
Adobe Edge.
Ford Sync $295.00 Option.
1 Million Robots at Foxconn?
Apple TV Cloud and Vimeo.
800mbps from Lights.
Sonos Play: 3 Review.
Underdrad builds Largest Mi Solar Farm.
They got their man.
Browser Share for July.
Judge not Happy.
NASA cleanup of KSC and Cape.
O2 Molecules in Space Detected.
SpaceX to shoot for Mars.
Sales Tax – Tax Proposals.
Airbnb in Damage Control.
Firefox Future Design.
Foursquare to try Groupon Model?
Hot Dogs cause Cancer.
Creepy iPad Girl.
The Non Vulnerability.
Man Sleeping Bag..
Mag Lite Cover.
Vimeo Pro.
Androids you gotta Have.
T-Mobile Data Plan Change.
Never be a Friend of a Criminal.
ISP Pledge that will never happen.
Canadian Access Copyright.


GNC #679 Wisconsin Internet Battle



Geek News Central Podcast Start the show out talking about the Wisconsin Internet Battle and close out talking about big medias battle of Roku, Boxee, etc..

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Wisconsin Internet Battle.
Cable 4.5 gbps?
Skype coming to Comcast.
50% of iPhones never Synced.
Is Your Pin on the List.
Twitter.com going after Twiter.com.
Instagram at 5 Million Users.
Anonymous going after Fed Reserve?
YouTube going after Money Makers.
Flying Radiation Calculator.
Great Pyramid Video.
Ingenuity at its best.
Apple Genius Unionized?
Cardiac Arrest Algorithm.
New Surveillance Initiative.
Judges Fed Up.
Space Station on Mars Swamp gas.
Opportunity keeps on Trucking.
Meteorite Analysis.
Archive.org Black Listed.
Gee No Evil.
32 Anonymous Operatives Arrested.
New Heart Pump.
Apple TV Apps Close?
FCC tells Traditional Media your on your own.
Advertising Changes that is good!
Hope for Xbox.
Court Battle on Seized Domains.
Apple iCloud Security.
Google Doc Templates.
Mixtab Rss Reader.
Car Sales Tips.
Canadian Streaming Sites.
1gbps Internet Service.
Turn your iPad into a Phone.
Boxee Update Coming.
Hack Shield for Pace Makers.
Roku in Walmart.
Galaxy Tab to AA.
Web Designer Tools.
More Android Malware.
Cable Providers get Some Help with IPTV.


GNC #668 Show Dedicated to Derek Miller



Podcaster, Blogger, Friend Derek Miller passed away a couple of days ago and this show is dedicated to him. Please visit his webpage and read his self written obituary. Weird show tonight but I think you will have a lot of fun with me as we look at some of the absolutely ridiculous things happening in the tech space today.

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Paper SmartPhone.
100 Shows Lou Trek Show.
Tech Used to ID UBL.

Show Notes:
Facebook Spying New Thoughts.
LastPass simply Blew it!
LastPass Breach not Last Straw.
LastPass Alternatives.
25k Contacts?
Einstein Validated again!
DHS told to pack Sand by Mozilla Foundation.
Netfliz Insights.
Cable Companies Winning?
Download.com Lawsuit over Limewire.
New Link farm Scam.
Plex on Roku!
Firefox tweaks!
Feedly Revamped?
Cloud versus Bandwidth Caps.
Ghost Dialing to Jail.
The so Obvious.
More Laptop Camera Spying!
Seal Team 6 Canine partners.
Antimater Captured.
7 Million for That?
More Sony Attacks?
Sony hires Security Firm?
Do not watch UBL Kill Movies!
New Leader in High Speed Internet?
Wordperfect Suit is back on?
Have a Spare 150 Million?
Spaceship 2 test flight continue.
Alan Shepard Insights.
Lawsuits for all my Enemies.
*** Gag Remote Kissing Invention ***
Facebook to buy Skype?
Over Air Updates for iOS?
Monkey Sign Language.
Who thought of this?
No More Boxes from Apple.
Wanna invest in Fusion?
Android App Store Movin on Up.
HP-12C at 30!
Lookee TV
iOS 4.3.3 Jailbroke.
Wave Accounting.
Rare Element Supply not so Critical?


GNC #667 Big Media wants a Fight!



Ohana, over the past month I have been entertaining an offer that would have resulted in new owners of Geek News Central, and the Geek News Central Podcast. The offer was a darn good one and while I would have remained the host of the show it boiled down to I am not done yet. While I am sure I will question my decision for a while, as it was a “really” good offer and the team that was looking to acquire the show was top notch it just did not make sense to do it. Some more insights in the show today, but I just want to assure all of you I am not going anywhere.

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All Aboard!

Show Notes:
UBL Death set Twitter Record.
Twitter CNN Moment?
News Vs Social.
Firefox 5?
Sony Bleeding Credit Card Data.
Android Tethering Crackdown.
AT&T kills the Party.
Can Google TV be Saved?
Radiated Cars?
SETI True Costs.
Judges figuring out IP Pitfalls.
Is Facebook a big Spy site?
Wanna work at Google 16 versus 5 Interviews.
Sony declines Congressional Invite?
New Twitter Ad Units.
New Windows 7 API.
Do you own your Location Info?
Don’t waste your money!
Bigger Pockets for Bigger Devices nerd Alert.
Retro iPhone Charger.
Reduce the Volume Automatically.
Google App Changes.
Dropbox Tips.
Jailbreak Pros and Cons.
Shuttle RSS Retract.
Asteroid Collision.
Endeavor New Launch Date.
Righthaven gets another bloody nose.
NHL has lost their minds.
No fair use in the UK?
Whitehouse 301 Report has IP Wacth List?
Measure your Bandwidth.
Some people get good Genes.
VPS Seedbox.
One Lucky Dude.
AT&T deals?
Twitter buys Tweetdeck.
Google Voice Search.
Measuring the White iPhone.
Hackers hit Pakistani Twitter User.
Another Nuclear Leak.
IOS 4.3.3 to plug Tracking.
Firefox 4.0 hits 10%