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Thread: Cell Phone Security Threat.

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    Cell Phone Security Threat.

    I just started working for AT&T as a indirect sales associate (I am the guy hawking cell phones at Best Buy and Frys), and during training I have come to find out that a new phone that is coming out, (I cant think of the name off the top of my head, something like the Nokia 9200 or some nonsense like that) actually has the capability to push through firewalls to access an email account. And I remember making a note just so I could tell all teh people on Antionline. Well, considering that, any yuppie who really wants to look at their business email becomes a threat to security, and the same phone can be used as a wireless modem for a laptop (bluetooth technology and all that), so that could present a rather large problem. Just figured you all should know.
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    You sure its not just a bog standard WAP enabled phone, that uses a pop3 account like all the WAP phones ive ever seen,

    The thing is it would just be like a normal computer running outlook that you configure the pop3 server and password and user ID, but on a phone.

    actually i just looked at it on the internet, maybe its running the palm OS, or even windows CE, in all cases it would just be like logging into your standard email account,


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    It's just a gateway through your phone like any other mail client that "pushes" through a firewall on port 25 or port 80 for most popular configurations.
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    here are the specs of the nokia phone u talking about:
    Nokia 9290 Communicator
    Full Specifications


    Digital cellular phone (handsfree, handset and headset use)
    Fax, Short Messages, E-mail 1
    Wireless imaging, digital camera connectivity
    Smart Messaging Support 1
    WWW, WAP 1
    Calendar with multiple views and attachments
    Calculator, World time clock with alarms


    Dimensions: 6.22" Long x 1.06" Deep x 2.20" Wide
    Weight: 8.6 oz


    Total memory is 56 MB - with included 16 MB removable Memory

    Technical Data

    32-bit ARM9 RISC CPU
    Symbian operating system
    - Personal Java, C++ support
    Wireless data transfer speed up to 14.4 kbps 1
    Screen resolution: 640 pixels wide x 200 pixels high
    Multimedia card slot. 16 MB memory included.
    Network: GSM 1900
    Connectivity: IrDA, Ir-TranP, RS-232

    System Specific Features

    GSM phase 2 signaling
    3V SIM Application Toolkit support
    Enhanced full rate (EFR) speech codec
    Full rate speech codec
    Encryption algorithms: none, A5.1, A5.2

    E-mail Protocols

    POP3 or IMAP4
    Mime 1 & 2

    E-mail Servers Supported

    Cyrus IMAPD Mail Server
    HP Open Mail
    Lotus Domino Mail R5
    Microsoft Exchange
    Netscape Messaging Server
    Stalker CommuniGate Pro Mail Server
    Sun Internet Mail Server
    University of Washington IMAP4 Server
    Oracle InterOffice Mail Server
    Teamware Office Mail Server


    Viewing of ASCII text, and JPEG or GIF graphics
    All attachments (spreadsheets, text documents, etc.) can be loaded
    to a compatible PC using PC Suite 4

    Mobile Multimedia

    Images supported: JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and others
    Macromedia Flash, Updates >>
    - Download for Communicator >>
    Real audio and Real video, Updates >>
    - Download for Communicator >>

    Calendar and Contacts Compatibility

    Microsoft Schedule+ 7.x
    Microsoft Outlook 97/98/2000
    Lotus Organizer 97 5.0, 6.0, and GS 4.0
    Lotus Notes 4.5, 4.6, and 5.0
    SyncML remote synchronization

    Database Compatibility

    Requires TCP/IP connection and HTML/HTTP support
    Lotus Domino
    Solid Light Client (only TCP/IP connection required)

    Communicator Applications

    FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
    Wireless Data Backup
    Add-on software

    PC Software

    PC Suite for Nokia 9290 Communicator for use in Microsoft
    Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 environments


    Advanced HF Car Kit (CARK-109)
    Li-Ion Battery 1300mAh (BLL-3)
    Connectivity Desk Stand with Sync button (DCH-10)
    Rapid Cigarette Lighter Charger (LCH-9)
    Rapid Travel Charger (ACP-12U)
    Data Cable (DLR-2L)
    Headset (HDC-8L)
    64MB Memory Card (DTS-64)

    Battery Performance

    Li-lon Battery (1300 mAh)
    Talk / Data / Fax Time -- up to 10h
    Standby Time -- up to 9d
    PDA / Flight mode -- up to 16d

    Battery talk and standby times are estimates and depend on signal strength, network conditions, phone features used, battery age and condition, the effect of charging habits, temperatures to which battery is exposed, whether use is in digital mode, or analog mode (if any), and many other factors. Please note that the amount of time a phone is used for calls will affect its standby time. Likewise, the amount of time that the phone is turned on and in standby mode will affect its talk time. For further information, please refer to the user guide.

    Personalize Your Nokia
    9290 Communicator

    Choose accessories and software that fit your needs.

    Accessories >>

    Business Tools
    Car Kits
    Cases & Clips
    Chargers & Deskstands
    Data Products
    User Guides

    Software >>

    Business / Professional
    Education / Reference
    Personal Productivity
    Software Tools

    (1) Many features and mobile services are network dependent and require network support. Some networks have limitations that affect how you can use phone features. For instance, not all networks support certain language-dependent characters and services. A mobile provider also may have requested that certain features be disabled in the version of a Nokia phone for use on the mobile provider's network. If so, they will not appear in the phone's menu. Contact your mobile provider about feature support and availability.

    (2) Some Mobile Internet WAP services have been pre-configured/specified by the mobile service provider.

    (4) Requires Nokia PC Suite software and IR compatible computer or data cable sold separately.

    (14) MMS allows you to receive image, sound and text, and send image and text (requires compatible network and device). Content appearance may vary depending on the digital content formats supported. You may not be able to send protected image files and ring tones with some MMS messages.

    source: http://www.nokiausa.com/communicator...,1337,,00.html
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