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    Red face Restated: Cell phones vulnerable? What are they doing to fix it?

    From: http://www.realestategates.com/News/...234657635.html

    TV celebrity and hotel heiress Paris Hilton suffered from the hackers who have stolen the entire contents of her mobile phone including names and numbers in the address book.

    Hiltonís cell phone data were posted on the Web so the internet users had the access to the phone numbers of her famous friends such as Eminem, Christina Aguilera and Victoria Gotti. Hundreds of fans started to phone their idols on Saturday driving celebrities insane.
    That must of sucked. She was not the only one...

    The names and numbers from Paris Hiltonís were posted a days after Nicolas Jacobsen, 22, was pleaded guilty to hacking into T-Mobile getting access to the millions of accounts including the one owned by Paris Hilton.
    Now the question I have is, just how secure mobile phones are? I do not know much about them.
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    Heres an even better site on this

    http://www.hilton-got-hacked.com/

    I would be it was most likely through the web interface at T-Mobile and it was probablly was just a dumb password.

    u: paris
    p: hilton
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    Yeah I heard about this yesterday..

    I don't know anything about mobile phone security either.. But I guess they must run some sort of OS.. And as we all know every OS has its holes. (Just some have more than others )

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    Originally posted here by S3cur|ty4ng31
    I would be it was most likely through the web interface at T-Mobile and it was probablly was just a dumb password.
    Oh I see, I guess that makes more sense..

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    I did not know there was a site dedicated to her and other peoples' numbers and stuff. I found this on Google news and found it interesting and was wondering how it was done. Thanks for the info. As for wanting to see other peoples' info, I am not really interested.

    and it was probablly was just a dumb password.
    That is just for one user. What about the claim the entire network was compromised? What steps are these companies taking to make the phones a little more secure?
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    Ah there deleting all the content but they forgot this

    http://www.hilton-got-hacked.com/prank_calls.aspx

    Anyone Spider it before it left?
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    Paris Hilton == Media whore??
    Anyone want to by the movie, Lmao.
    I also wander if her password was, I suck.
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    Right now, it looks like PCS (Personal Communications Service) is the current method of offering the most secure wireless services for cell phones. For more info on PCS, check:
    Here &
    Here

    Oddly enough, T-Mobile uses the PCS digital network as its backbone, not analog. Apparently these digital networks are encrypted and also offer far better security than analog, so I'm not entirely sure how this fellow cracked into Paris Hilton's cell phone. I'm somewhat confused about the whole address book issue as well.
    ...hackers who have stolen the entire contents of her mobile phone including names and numbers in the address book
    If the guy hacked into T-Mobile's network and got user accounts, how exactly did he get the the entire contents of her cell phone? I thought these kinds of things were mainly a local option only located on the cell phone itself, not T-Mobile's network.
    Nicolas Jacobsen, 22, was pleaded guilty to hacking into T-Mobile getting access to the millions of accounts including the one owned by Paris Hilton.
    So what exactly did this guy hack into? the cell phone, the account?
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    I have no idea. The article seems to imply the entire network was compromised. How that was done is kinda scary, but not the first large network to be compromised. A network is only as secure as its weakest link. Where that link was is the question, and I hope they get to patching it really soon.

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    Ok on a more serious note.

    From Here
    A sophisticated computer hacker had access to servers at wireless giant T-Mobile for at least a year, which he used to monitor US Secret Service email, obtain customers' passwords and Social Security numbers, and download candid photos taken by Sidekick users, including Hollywood celebrities, SecurityFocus has learned.

    Twenty-one year-old Nicolas Jacobsen was quietly charged with the intrusions last October, after a Secret Service informant helped investigators link him to sensitive agency documents that were circulating in underground IRC chat rooms. The informant also produced evidence that Jacobsen was behind an offer to provide T-Mobile customers' personal information to identity thieves through an Internet bulletin board, according to court records.
    See the article for more info.
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    They should have an off-line computer/system/network where they store the most sensitive data...or transfer to and disconnect...then you don't have to worry about hackers.
    I don't know if that's a practical solution or not...but it would solve the problem.

    At least that's what I would do...have one network on-line and one network off-line...that way you can protect everything that doesn't need to constantly be on-line.

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