Wireless mobile phone repeaters hacked by security experts

by George Chetcuti [Published on 23 July 2013 / Last Updated on 23 July 2013]

The two researchers will give a demonstration about the femtocells hack at the Black Hat and Def Con hacking conferences in Las Vegas.

Verizon’s Femtocells, which act as signal repeaters to boost wireless signals indoors for home users were used by two security researchers to demonstrate eavesdropping on text messages, photos and phone calls made with Android phones and iPhones.

Verizon said it has updated the software on its signal-boosting devices, known as femtocells or network extenders, to prevent hackers from copying the technique of the two experts.

Read more here - http://news.yahoo.com/researchers-hack-verizon-device-turn-mobile-spy-station-095949992.html

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