28 February 2008

Cell Phone SIM card spy

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"Cell Phone Spy Extracts Deleted Texts, Data," Information Week (via Textually)

It should probably come as no surprise that the contents of SMS messages would be the target of espionage. Brickhouse Security developed a product that can scan the SIM card from a cell phone and read deleted messages as well as edit them.
...You may want to use this as a more efficient way to manage your own cell phone contacts, phone numbers and personal information or as a SIM card data recovery backup. If you change your mobile phone or service provider and receive a new empty SIM card, this SIM card solution is the best way to load the new saved data onto it. Editing your SIM card entries has never been easier when doing it on your PC with the computer's keyboard instead of your mobile phone keypad.
SMS utilities that one can use from a personal computer are nothing new; in fact, one can bypass one's cell phone entirely through something called Bigfoot SMS Manager. What caused tech reviewers at CNN to emote seems to really be the ability to read the deleted content on the SIM card

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