New mobile security threats emerge

Monday, 18 June 2007, 12:50 AM EST

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 Computerworld.

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