Archive | Telecomms Hacking


20 December 2011 | 10,309 views

Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages

There have been a few stories about this in the past, I recall China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans that were draining people’s batteries and phone credit by sending messages to premium-rate numbers. The latest news is of a more technical nature, but it outlines ways in which cybercrooks may well be [...]

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22 May 2009 | 7,381 views

DNS DDoS Attack Takes Down China Internet

The latest news is a few million Chinese Internet users had trouble accessing any websites yesterday due to a DDoS attack on the DNS system from one of the countries registrars. It just shows that China has an inherently weak infrastructure if such a large portion of people can be disrupted with an attack to [...]

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11 April 2007 | 14,415 views

Legal to Unlock Cell Phones Since November 2006

As with the UK, many phones in the US are sold under contract and are given at very discounted rates or even free in some cases if you sign a contract for year withe service provider. Before that it was illegal to unlock your phone but finally in November 2006 it came out in court [...]

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02 June 2006 | 10,894 views

THC Releases Nokia Phone ROM Images

I have to agree with their sentiment, I’m all for open hardware standards. Even if you don’t open it, people will copy it anyway (See the mass of Cisco knock-offs in China for a fraction of the price with almost exactly the same functions and IOS) So why not open it, let us play with [...]

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18 May 2006 | 12,256 views

Caller ID Spoofing is Still Easy- FCC Investigates

The FCC wants to clamp down on Caller ID spoofing it seems. If you’ve ever used one of the half-dozen websites that allow you to control the phone number that appears on someone’s Caller ID display when you phone them, the U.S. government would like to know who you are. Last week the FCC opened [...]

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17 February 2006 | 34,553 views

Locate anyone in the UK via SMS

By using one of the many mobile phone location tracking services aimed at businesses or concerned parents, and some trickery it is possibly to get almost anyone’s mobile phone position without their agreement. All that is required is their mobile phone number, and carrier. Over the past year a number sites have popped up offering [...]

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