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Submission + - Researchers Find Method to Own VOIP Phones, Silently Listen to Any Call

Trailrunner7 writes: Researchers have uncovered a simple method for compromising some common VOIP phones, enabling them to listen to victims’ calls covertly or use the phones to make expensive or fraudulent calls.

The attack takes advantage of the fact that the affected phones don’t have any authentication set up by default, but do have a vulnerability that is open to remote exploitation. A victim who has one of the vulnerable phones connected to a network and uses a PC on that network to visit a malicious site can be open to the attack. Paul Moore, a security consultant in the U.K., detailed the problem and demonstrated an attack on a Snom 320, a popular VOIP phone.
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Submission + - O2 provides Andoid 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 today (gizmonext.com)

dexter fillip writes: "The Samsung Galaxy S3 users had been awaiting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for their smartphones since a long time. Now, reports are suggesting that UK networks have finally started to roll out Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 phones. The latest report is that O2 has started offering the Jelly Bean update for their galaxy S3 users from today."

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