German cryptographer Karsten Nohl is claiming that he has found a way to hack SIM cards, and the hard could apparently affect hundreds of millions of mobile phones and smartphones around the world.
Karsten Nohl has been working on hacking SIM cards for the last three years, and he will present his finding at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
“Give me any phone number and there is some chance I will, a few minutes later, be able to remotely control this SIM card and even make a copy of it,” Nohl says.
He has tested over 1,000 SIM cards, and the hack could possibly allow hackers to remotely gain access to SIM cards and even copy the SIM card.
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