News tagged with mobile phone network

GSM phones -- call them unsafe, says security expert

(PhysOrg.com) -- A German security expert has issued a warning that billions of mobile phone users who depend on GSM networks are vulnerable to having their personal mail hacked. He blames the problem on network ...

Dec 27, 2011 report
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Don't let personal data escape your smartphone

(Phys.org) —Two EPFL researchers have developed an application that automatically secures shared information on a mobile phone. The Android app should be available in late summer 2014.

Mar 26, 2014
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Researchers show how to use mobiles to spy on people

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have demonstrated how it is possible to use GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) data along with a few tools to track down a person’s mobile phone number and their location, ...

Apr 22, 2010 report
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Facebook Lite On its Way

(PhysOrg.com) -- The social networking site Facebook has begun testing a simpler, no-frills alternative to its regular interface. The cleaner, uncluttered interface is particularly aimed at entry-level users ...

Sep 15, 2009 weblog
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Home wifi could be used for emergency responders

Wireless routers for homes and offices could be knitted together to provide a communications system for emergency responders if the mobile phone network fails, German scientists reported on Monday.

Aug 20, 2012
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