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Discussion in 'Computers' started by OutofDate1980, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. OutofDate1980

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    "In early August, at the Def Con conference -- a major annual gathering of computer hackers -- someone apparently hacked into many of the attendees' cell phones, in what may have been the first successful breach of a 4G cellular network."

    Simple security for wireless
     

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    Cool find.

    For those not clicking the link, it's a MITM attack.
     
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    I thought it maybe of interest. I try to keep the excerpt short, in this case maybe to short, so just a bit more from same source.

    "Coincidentally, a week later, at the 20th Usenix Security Symposium, MIT researchers presented the first security scheme that can automatically create connections between wireless devices and still defend against MITM attacks."
     
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    Coincidentally? lol....
     
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    Isnt this basically what Diffie-Helman (sp?) is supposed to prevent?

    I'll have to read the paper later. But it seems a bit silly, since there have been sucessfull attacks on 2G and 3G for years. But the cost of setting up a fake tower was somewhat of a deterrence (AFAIK).

    Thanks for the link though, this stuff always intrigues me.
     

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