Two Security experts from iSEC Partners have found a way to spy on Verizon wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices the U.S. Carrier sells to boos Wireless signals indoors.
In a demonstration for Reuters, researchers Ritter and Doug DePerry show how they are able to spy on phone calls, messages and photos made with iPhone and Android phones by using a Verizon femtocell that they had previously hacked.
“This is not about how the NSA would attack ordinary people. This is about how ordinary people would attack ordinary people,” Reuters quoted a senior consultant with the security firm iSEC Partners , Tom Ritter as saying.
Verizon reportedly updated the software on its signal-boosting devices, known as femtocells or network extenders,to thwart hackers from copying the technique of the two experts.
“The Verizon Wireless Network Extender remains a very secure and effective solution for our customers” Verizon spokesperson said…
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