Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Feature in iPhone iOS5 - Unsecured Call Alert

New in iOS 5 is the Unsecured Call alert. This new feature of iOS 5 actually issues a popup alert when you receive an incoming call from an unrecognized number or from a blocked caller ID. 

Here’s what appears on the iPhone screen as a consequence: Unsecured Call : The cellular network you are using is not encrypted. This call can be intercepted by unauthorized listeners.

The science behind this new feature is the fact that hacks and security breaches can actually make listening in on to your phone calls possible, bringing in use, IMSI catcher, a fake GSM cell tower.

It’s a genuine problem with all GSM phones... (more)