SIM cards

Weak Encryption Enables SIM Card Root Attack

Las Vegas – In the last Black Hat briefing of the day Wednesday, German security researcher Karsten Nohl of Security Research Labs demonstrated a SIM card attack that exploited sloppy encryption and gave the researcher root access to a type of SIM card built into billions of mobile devices.

Slideshow: How to Avoid Getting Hacked While Traveling

VIEW SLIDESHOW How to Avoid Getting Hacked While TravelingResearcher Justin Morehouse has logged more than 100,000 miles to eight countries in the last year. His message: business travelers are at greater risk of being hacked than ever before, especially when it comes to smart phones and tablets. Now the security expert has distilled his research and first-hand experiences into some sage advice for travelling executives and VIPs. Here are eight ways you can protect yourself abroad.

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