Infecting A Policeman’s Phone

I’ve been a bit skeptical of the danger of mobile phone viruses — at least for the time being — but I had to chuckle at this one. Mikko Hypponen, director research at F-Secure tells in a recent email of giving a presentation on mobile viruses at Interpol’s 6th International Conference on Cyber Crime in …

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Using Bluetooth To Disable Camera Phones

Here’s a possible solution to the problem of camera-phone voyeurs. Lee Choo Kiong of Singapore’s AsiaOne reports (thanks ITJournoAsia, subscription required) on three Temasek Polytechnic students who have come up with software that will disable camera functions on some cellphones, using Bluetooth. What I think happens is that software is loaded into the cellphone (presumably …

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