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SIM Card Vulnerabilities Revealed By German Research Firm
2013-07-22 04:13:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The United Nation's cybersecurity arm is planning to send out a multinational alert after a German research firm has discovered an encryption flaw that could compromise some types of mobile phones. The flaw, discovered by experts at Security Research Labs (SRL) in Berlin, makes it possible for hackers to remotely gain control of and potentially clone millions of SIM cards, according to Jim Finkle of Reuters. The vulnerabilities...

Verizon Femtocell Device Hacked, Turned Into Spying Machine
2013-07-15 11:23:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pair of security researchers have hacked a Verizon femtocell device to spy on phone calls and text messages between Android devices and iPhones, according to a Reuters report. After modifying the hardware of the network expander, the researchers were able to circumvent an update pushed out in March to prevent this kind of snooping. The duo demonstrated the proof-of-concept device to Reuters and said they plan to explain their...

Icahn Announces $5.2B Financing For Dell Deal
2013-07-02 08:21:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Carl Icahn and Jeffries & Co. have secured $5.2 billion in loan commitments backing the billionaire investors' leveraged recapitalization plans for computer maker Dell. In an open letter to Dell shareholders, Icahn said the financing commitments include $1.6 billion from Jefferies Finance LLC. "With that we put an end to the unwarranted speculation by Dell that our money would not be available," Icahn said according to...

Larger Cheaper Colorful iPhones
2013-06-13 08:53:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just days after the latest update to the iPhone´s operating system iOS 7, rumors have begun flying about future smartphones from Apple. According to a Reuters report today, Apple is interested in larger screens for their best selling device in the neighborhood of 4.7-inches and 5.7-inches. They also claim Apple is working to produce a cheap iPhone ($99) available in five to six colors. If these claims sound familiar at...

2013-06-08 23:03:05

Industrialist sentenced to 18 years after conviction for exposing workers to asbestos. U.S. workers still eligible for free consultations about their legal rights to seek compensation over mesothelioma. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/occupationaldisease/asbestos-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople announced today its support of an Italian court´s decision to sentence a Swiss billionaire to 18 years in jail for his role in an asbestos scandal in which...

US Cyber Command Prepares For Virtual Warfare
2013-06-07 11:08:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facing constant attacks from Chinese hackers, the US military is gearing up for a high-tech battle to defend national secrets and American companies. According to Reuters, the cyber warfare arm of the military, Cyber Command, is packing its $358 million command center with another three to four thousand soldiers to ward off incoming assaults from China, Russia and elsewhere. Cyber Command is lead by Army General Keith Alexander,...

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