Beware of rising phone hacking incidents

    Date19 Aug 2011
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Phone hacking incidents are on the rise and users need to take measures to prevent their phone conversations from being breached, warn industry watchers who say hackers today deploy various tactics to intercept conversations on landline as well as mobile phones. Amateur hackers are expected to be more active in hacking phone conversations with the growing availability of mobile encryption cracking tools, according to Ng Jun Wen, ICT Practice research analyst at Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific.

    He point to Karsten Nohl, chief scientist of Berlin-based Security Research Labs, who noted that some network operators in Europe currently do not encrypt their GPRS network to monitor traffic and filter out viruses or software such as Skype.

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