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SIM card hacked, could affect "millions of phones"

22 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
SIM card hacked,  could affect  German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have broken the encryption standard on certain types of SIM cards. The exploit could allow a virus to be uploaded and then carry out payment system fraud, redirect and record calls, and more. Nohl says that cards which are affected vary by country and...

 

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i received the same message on my laptop while i was visiting porn website using my simcard connected through phone, immediately my laptop auto shutdown. is it my laptop hack or only sim card hack, i couldnot able to understand and so worried. please solved my worry.

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  • 2013-08-02 16:20
  • uveq

I received the same message. Is that any problem occured in my sim while surfing the net or it was just a news?

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  • 2013-08-02 13:34
  • n1r6

my sim card internet speed are very slow,it gows to 5kbps speed,plz save this hackers to my sim card.

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  • 2013-07-25 18:42
  • YQ}K

plz you not hacked

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  • 2013-07-25 08:41
  • utAU

I received the same message while downloading free pdf merger from the internet.

Can somebody help in removing this from my computer.

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  • 2013-07-25 06:48
  • U$4j

Simple question, online or offline hack?

If the hack is online hack (let's say Nohl hacks sumbody elses' SIM from remote places), than that's a serious problem.

Otherwise has nothing to do with us:P
Anybody including You can do it easily.

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  • 2013-07-24 03:11
  • 9xx6

> In reply to Omid87 @ 2013-07-23 08:36 from a3gD - click to readblame the world elites - luminati

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  • 2013-07-23 13:41
  • mCQu

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-07-23 02:06 from 8DPC - click to readYes it is, since he is clearly bypassing the required authentication. It's all about how he get's the key for those messages to be accepted, not the actual capabilities (that were long ago specified) for those who always had the key.

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  • 2013-07-23 13:19
  • Lcc@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-23 06:07 from IaHc - click to read"Only the 5G SIM card launching in year 2017 is not vulnerable..........."

Good Positive Thinking.............

One needs to change the Mentality or THOUGHT PROCESS........

Any process which is build on certain sequences....
once known .............
Reverse Engineering gives ways for bracking it....

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  • 2013-07-23 12:19
  • 2@nU

I heard the orG sims are prone to get viruses

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  • 2013-07-23 08:38
  • Fv4G

Hi,friends.Whether the given information of Mr.Snowden is right or wrong,a first lesson a private in the army learns is that,all countries collect all kinds of information in the peacetime even from their closest allies for the security necessities!!!?But one important question here remains unanswered!?Is it legal or illegal in Germany or the other countries to hack people,s simcards and have access to the privacy and impermissable data of people illegally!!!?I,ll be happy and grateful,if any of our knowledgeable friends answers my question to solve this problem!!!?Thank you kindly and sincerly!

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  • 2013-07-23 08:36
  • a3gD

> In reply to FancyFace @ 2013-07-22 19:21 from gyNb - click to readOnly the 5G SIM card launching in year 2017 is not vulnerable

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  • 2013-07-23 06:07
  • IaHc

This issue might be blown by the CDMA group to eliminate the use the SIM card and impose to return to the days when customer data programmed directly into the device.

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  • 2013-07-23 05:38
  • PZsY

This is NOT a hack. Mobile Providers could send special SMS to manipulate sim card parameters. One of them is to bypass some installation alerts remote. Example: To update a security fix of the sim. So, Karsten, just use this sms which is OFFICIALLY listed on the gsm official papers. Works on DES, as DES is a very old algorythm. So, practically karsten is showing a 10 years ago discovery. Nothing new. Just good marketing to promote something already discovered.

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  • 2013-07-23 02:06
  • 8DPC

I don't like the sound of this, why is the world so corrupt,

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  • 2013-07-23 01:42
  • 39x}

German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have broken the encryption standard on certain types of SIM cards. The exploit could allow a virus to be uploaded and then carry out payment system fraud, redirect and record calls, and more. Nohl says that cards which are affected vary by country and.

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  • 2013-07-22 20:57
  • tUdx

Serious issue! This makes me dump all my SIM cards i have :(

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  • 2013-07-22 20:54
  • t1$A

> In reply to Odin @ 2013-07-22 16:05 from YMt$ - click to readWrong, believing in the description of the hack (that is yet to be presented), if the SIM card is one of the exploitable ones then all it takes is knowing your mobile number and send a specially crafted SMS.

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  • 2013-07-22 20:41
  • LiGn

Is the 4G SIM card is also possible to hack?

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  • 2013-07-22 19:21
  • gyNb

This is extremely OLD news. SIM cards with DES are very rare and outdated. Moreover, now sims have fingerprint protection, so any mobile provider could detect if sim is valid or a clone. Nowadays sims are 3DES protection. So, this information is completely nothing related to security. It is extremely old news. 10 years ago news.

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  • 2013-07-22 16:55
  • 8DPC

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