Cell phone security hole

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – New research reveals just how easy it is for someone to hack into your cell phone. Experts at a security firm were able to spy on a Verizon mobile phone. They did this by hacking into the so-called “femtocell.” That’s a device that network operators use to boost wireless signals. In a demonstration the femtocell was used to record a phone conversation, browsing history, text messages and even view pictures. Both Verizon and Samsung say the problem has been fixed and the software updated.

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