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Topic # 86867 14-Jul-2011 15:07
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Reading here

Any reason for us in NZ to be worried? Do they have the same insecure way of operating on the NZ network where all users are allowed by default?


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  Reply # 493422 14-Jul-2011 16:26
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Wow that is pretty scarry, I don't think the software etc is exactly the same as Vodafone NZ don't register phones to the 'Sure signal' devices in NZ as far as i know. However i believe they are from the same manufaturer so they could have the same setup and weakness.

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  Reply # 493571 15-Jul-2011 02:25
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Was just reading this over at TheInquirer and it sounds pretty alarming to me. Someone did comment that version two has plugged the wholes so who knows whether we should be worried.

I guess we'll have to wait for johnr to make a comment about this,

[sits back and gets popcorn ;) ]


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  Reply # 493575 15-Jul-2011 06:31
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Here's the actual details

A pretty neat hack.

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  Reply # 493763 15-Jul-2011 15:54
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The Sure Signal units sold by Vodafone NZ are on a later and different software load that does not have the security issue.


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  Reply # 493777 15-Jul-2011 16:31
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Interestingly this all happened about a year ago.
THC have just recently publicized this.... any coincidence that phone hacking is all over the UK press at the moment???

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  Reply # 494300 17-Jul-2011 14:43
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johnr: The Sure Signal units sold by Vodafone NZ are on a later and different software load that does not have the security issue.


Properly fixed or just a different root password?

Is there a way to tell my phone never to connect to a femtocell?

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