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[Naked Security] Anatomy of a dropped call - how to jam a city with 11 customised mobile phones

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Surprised I didn't see this anywhere, so I'm not sure if that means this belongs here or not. Considered putting it under network security sub-forum, but then decided it was newsworthy. Mods, as always, please move if incorrect.
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But a paper presented by a trio of German researchers at the recent USENIX Security Symposium reveals a much more subtle approach to jamming mobile phone calls.
They were able to convert a single mobile phone into a denial of service (DoS) device that could be turned against another subscriber, perhaps wherever they roamed through a whole town or city.

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Again, more proof that "security through obscurity" is not only a false assumption, but dangerous...

I linked the paper in the post...

https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/usenixsecurity13/sec13-paper_golde.pdf
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These phones will be offered as a Watch Dogs preorder bonus.
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