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Carriers hack own SIM cards to fix security flaw

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CNN reports that the security researcher who found a SIM card security flaw that could have put 750 million phones at risk says several carriers have fixed the issue.

The hack, revealed by Karsten Nohl, the founder of German firm Security Research Labs, exploited a flaw in cards using DES (Data Encryption Standard) to secure data, and allowed the researcher to intercept text messages, make carrier payments, and impersonate the phone’s owner. Read the full story here.

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