News tagged with mobile phone network

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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Is the new Apple ruthless at its core?

Apple's success in the digital music and mobile phone markets has transformed the company from an underdog with a cult following to a leader in the mass market. Investors recently made this change in status ...

Jun 16, 2010
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Hacker drone launches airborne cyber attacks

Computer security specialists showed off a homemade drone aircraft Friday capable of launching airborne cyber attacks, hijacking mobile phone calls, or even delivering a dirty bomb.

Aug 06, 2011
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Scientists meet to discuss usefulness of GMT

Leading scientists from around the world are meeting in Britain from Thursday to consider a proposal that could eventually see Greenwich Mean Time relegated to a footnote in history.

Nov 03, 2011
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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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Complex software systems -- heal thyself

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software underlies modern life, keeping everything from mobile phone networks functioning to planes in the air, but ensuring increasingly complex systems stay free of faults has become an ...

May 03, 2010
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Telecoms groups fight back against free messaging

Just past the security gate for the world's largest cell phone trade show in Barcelona, executives of big mobile carriers can't avoid walking past a booth they would probably rather not see: It's for "Pinger," ...

Mar 01, 2012
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