Posted by: David Harley | January 17, 2011

Phone Hacking

A couple of disquieting links in the smartphone arena, though iPhones aren’t the only affected platform.

The H (Heise) reports in “IPv6: Smartphones compromise users’ privacy” that “mobile devices running Apple’s iOS or Android offer neither the option to enable Privacy Extensions nor the option to disable IPv6 – anyone who uses an affected device on an IPv6-enabled wireless network will transmit their ID.”

While PC World’s Robert McMillan reports that University of Luxembourg research associate Ralf-Philipp Weinmann plans to demonstrate a new way of breaking into Android and Apple iPhones at next week’s Black Hat Conference in Washington. See also https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-dc-11/bh-dc-11-briefings.html#Weinmann.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World

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