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Topic # 10094 4-Nov-2006 17:53
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An alarming article in the Hawkes Bay Today about a teenager who has stumbled across a way to intercept text messages?!? Surprised







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Reply # 51037 4-Nov-2006 18:18
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They only JUST found out about that? Ouch



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Reply # 51038 4-Nov-2006 18:24
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Is this "hack" specific to Telecom mobiles? Or are Vodafone mobiles vulnerable as well?

I've never heard of the issue before...







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  Reply # 51057 4-Nov-2006 22:19
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I used to do this when I was at High-School, it annoyed all of the people that tormented me Laughing

@ Centaurianz: AFAIK, I don't think that this would be a problem for Vodafone mobiles - atleast not in the same way as is implied in the article. Sim Cloning though, that would be a different story... Wink




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Reply # 51062 4-Nov-2006 22:32
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I use Econet so I know I'm safe* from those dangerous hackers that plague networks of lesser quality.....




* No network to hack or exploit. 




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  Reply # 51072 5-Nov-2006 06:49
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Not possible on VF unless you have the customers SIM ONLY you can't have two SIMs activated on the same MSISDN its impossible!

And in the Article it says about the prime ministers number! Wrong network I think!

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  Reply # 51075 5-Nov-2006 07:38
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cokemaster: I use Econet so I know I'm safe* from those dangerous hackers that plague networks of lesser quality.....




* No network to hack or exploit. 


Hows the coverage??

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  Reply # 51077 5-Nov-2006 08:24
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This hack has been known for several years, I am surprised that it has taken this long to surface!

As to the implications it depends on how paranoid you are. Privacy is a thing of the past these days.

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Reply # 51079 5-Nov-2006 08:35
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cokemaster: I use Econet so I know I'm safe* from those dangerous hackers that plague networks of lesser quality.....




* No network to hack or exploit. 


Hows the coverage??


Its nowhere to be found... oh well it will be here in a few years (they said that a few years ago too). Tongue out (whole econet comment was a joke if anyone didn't get it)




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  Reply # 51082 5-Nov-2006 09:04
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This hapens on the 027 Network, but couldnt happen on the 025 netwotrk, and is due to the fact that CDMA handsets register on the network even if they are not connected

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  Reply # 51094 5-Nov-2006 11:45
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Hrrm i thought telecom regisered phone numbers on their network to a specific ESN.
So whats to stop someone making calls from the new number?
Using the telecom music store?
Downloading ringtones

and of course using WAP. Now that would be the fastest way to go through someones money ;)





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  Reply # 51096 5-Nov-2006 12:26
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You can only receive text messages and it only happens once. I experienced this recently when my number was programmed into my Apache but hadnt been changed over yet on the network.

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Reply # 51130 5-Nov-2006 20:12
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So, how might one go about changing their number to take advantage of this? Tongue out

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  Reply # 51133 5-Nov-2006 20:32
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uncmil: So, how might one go about changing their number to take advantage of this? Tongue out

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5)Don't come asking if you break your phone ;)


[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): Do not post this information here. Its not hard to do, and it will be easy to find elsewhere, but we hold high standards here. Thanks.]

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Well since that got edited out (a little OTT i thought) Ill try again.
1)Read the article it says so how there
2)Don't come asking if you break your phone ;)

Better?




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  Reply # 51135 5-Nov-2006 20:45
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this is such old news. i have been experiencing this for ages...

and its only texts and the *notification* of voicemail. you cant do *anything* outgoing or chargeable.




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