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Nokia’s Developer site hacked-defaced

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Nokia’s Developer site was recently defaced by Indian Hacker “pr0tect0r AKA mrNRG”. He wasn’t there to steal data, instead he just just wanted to point out how little security Nokia was using. In a statement on the site, he says:

 

The news was reported by Aleksi Moisio of Helsingin Sanomat, a Finnish publication. He was told by a Nokia spokesperson that they are “currently evaluating the security practices of websites that are hosted externally” after admitting to the attack on Monday. Now considering this website was “hosted externally”, meaning that Nokia was outsourcing the hosting to someone else who was in charge of all the bits and bobs associated with IT administration, you shouldn’t be worried about attacks to the servers hosting Nokia’s Ovi Store, better known as the servers that have your credit card data. Those are maintained by Nokia themselves, and they’ve got some of the best IT guys on the planet.

The news was reported by Aleksi Moisio of Helsingin Sanomat, a Finnish publication. He was told by a Nokia spokesperson that they are “currently evaluating the security practices of websites that are hosted externally” after admitting to the attack on Monday. Now considering this website was “hosted externally”, meaning that Nokia was outsourcing the hosting to someone else who was in charge of all the bits and bobs associated with IT administration, you shouldn’t be worried about attacks to the servers hosting Nokia’s Ovi Store, better known as the servers that have your credit card data. Those are maintained by Nokia themselves, and they’ve got some of the best IT guys on the planet.

 

via Nokia’s Developer site hacked, defaced with image of Homer Simpson.

Written by gatoMalo

August 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Hacker Karsten Nohl to show ‘weak’ mobile network security from operators like T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and E-Plus – The Economic Times

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Nohl said he and a colleague, Luca Melette, intercepted and decrypted wireless data using an inexpensive, modified, 7-year-old Motorola cellphone and several free software applications. The two intercepted and decrypted data traffic in a five-kilometer, or 3.1-mile, radius, Mr Nohl said.

The interceptor phone was used to test networks in Germany, Italy and other European countries that Mr Nohl declined to identify. In Germany, Mr Nohl said he was able to decrypt and read data transmissions on all four mobile networks – T-Mobile, O2 Germany, Vodafone and E-Plus.

via Hacker Karsten Nohl to show ‘weak’ mobile network security from operators like T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone and E-Plus – The Economic Times.

Written by gatoMalo

August 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Posted in Mobile Phone Hacks