Cell phone security hole

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1373980818&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4143691&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1373980818 type=script] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – New research reveals just how easy it is for someone to hack into your cell phone. Experts at a security firm were able to spy on a Verizon mobile phone. They did this by hacking into the so-called “femtocell.” That’s a device that network operators use to boost wireless signals. In a demonstration the femtocell was used to record a phone conversation, browsing history, text messages and even view pictures. Both Verizon and Samsung say the problem has been fixed and the software updated.

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