1. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    Read this on CBC. Any worries for new phones (Z10)?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/st...hard-hack.html


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    07-22-13 10:14 PM
  2. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    It's for anyone still running a sim card from a few years back.

    Best part is this in the article. Go BlackBerry Go
    SIM card security flaws?-img_20130883.png

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    07-22-13 11:17 PM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    Read this on CBC. Any worries for new phones (Z10)?

    Cellphone SIM cards contain 'significant' security flaw - Technology & Science - CBC News

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    Seems that potentially any phone that uses a SIM card could be exploited. My hope is that it doesn't become a major issue before it can be corrected. As Kris posted, they have been asking for the new standards, but have they been implemented yet?
    07-22-13 11:18 PM
  4. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    That was my question. I don't know enough about SIMS. Must educate myself. It mat be blind, but I have faith in Blackberry. I am confident they are assessing the risk.

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    07-22-13 11:45 PM
  5. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    This was actually discussed in the "leak" group. It's based on old SIM tech, any newer SIM cards or the "LTE" SIM Cards are safe.

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    07-22-13 11:49 PM
  6. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    This was actually discussed in the "leak" group. It's based on old SIM tech, any newer SIM cards or the "LTE" SIM Cards are safe.

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    New meaning?
    My 2 kids have 9900's from Rogers in March of 2012.

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    07-22-13 11:52 PM
  7. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    New meaning?
    My 2 kids have 9900's from Rogers in March of 2012.

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    Just head in to rogers, and purchase two new SIM cards, all newer SIM's in the past year are "LTE" SIM cards and secure. You actually should have the proper SIM's, but what's $20 for added peace of mind

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    07-23-13 12:33 AM
  8. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    New meaning?
    My 2 kids have 9900's from Rogers in March of 2012.

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    You'll also need to know this is not a BlackBerry related issue, it concerns any phone manufactured by any company around the globe. However as Kris already stated, newer SIM-cards are fine. IMO your early 2012 SIMs should be fine too, however if it really concerns you, you can get your mind some peace by simply replacing those cards with new ones. Just ask your carrier about it, sometimes they might even hand them out for free if you bring a valid reason.

    The security hole mainly concerns people who are using their SIM cards since years, and there are quite some people doing so.
    07-23-13 04:41 AM
  9. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Kris I doubt there are 3 billion people in the world still using the old GSMA cards, that's how many people reported as using these SIM cards, and the CBC numbers are too low, its estimated that a quarter of the 3 billion people around the world (750 million plus devices) are affected. RT NEWS has a more accurate account, there is far too much control over news that CBC reports to believe it.
    07-23-13 06:49 AM
  10. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Kris I doubt there are 3 billion people in the world still using the old GSMA cards, that's how many people reported as using these SIM cards, and the CBC numbers are too low, its estimated that a quarter of the 3 billion people around the world (750 million plus devices) are affected. RT NEWS has a more accurate account, there is far too much control over news that CBC reports to believe it.
    750 million devices would still be a MASSIVE vulnerability in the system. Could you imagine a DDoS on the networks with 750 million devices simultaneously broadcasting? Or sending automated texts to those 7 digit SMS numbers that cost per month? Or how about cloning your SIM and (yes a stretch) making calls to terrorist organizations or enemies of the state? How about running up thousands of dollars in excess charges, or long distance?
    07-23-13 06:54 AM
  11. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    750 million devices would still be a MASSIVE vulnerability in the system. Could you imagine a DDoS on the networks with 750 million devices simultaneously broadcasting? Or sending automated texts to those 7 digit SMS numbers that cost per month? Or how about cloning your SIM and (yes a stretch) making calls to terrorist organizations or enemies of the state? How about running up thousands of dollars in excess charges, or long distance?
    Cool! The cell carriers would lose billions. I bet the flaw was intended but it was never intended for someone to figure it out and make it world news.
    07-23-13 07:44 AM

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