New mobile security threats emerge

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 11:37 AM EST

Mobile phone capabilities are growing by leaps and bounds and so are mobile security threats.

Ten years ago, mobile phone subscribers and operators only had to worry about two security threats: eavesdropping and fraud. Most cell phones operated on reallocated UHF-TV channels using conventional FM radio technology. It was ridiculously easy (though illegal) to tap conversations and pluck phone identities off the air to make free international calls. Fraud was a huge problem for cell phone operators.

At NetworkWorld.

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