IBM report cites mobile phone hacking risks

Wednesday, 8 May 2002, 11:29 AM EST

IBM researchers released a report on Tuesday showing that some cell phones' security cards could be cloned in minutes, letting hackers make calls and route charges to the cloning victim's account.

The hacking technique studied by the researchers, known as a partitioning attack, analyses power fluctuations in a phone's security identification module (SIM) card, allowing an attacker to divine the security codes stored inside.

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