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Identity Theft Key to Cell Phone Crime Ring

September 30, 2013  Security Suite

 Identity theft appears to have assisted a crime ring in defrauding cell phone providers out of thousands of cell phones that were later hacked and then sold in overseas markets. A federal lawsuit filed in September alleges stolen identities were used by individuals to sign new two-year cell phone service contracts or add lines to an established customer account in order to receive new phones from AT&T®, Verizon Wireless®, Best Buy®, Radio Shack® and Apple®. U.S. government officials have seized hundreds of thousands of dollars and more than 5,000 cell phones.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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