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Cyber criminals are always on the hunt for ways to disrupt your digital life, and with mobile devices playing an increasingly important role in our day-to-day operations, you can bet they'll be paying attention to your tablet and smartphone. Speaking to the latter, a German security guru discovered a frightening flaw related to the encryption technology found in some SIM cards. By exploiting the encryption hole, a remote attacker could easily figure out a SIM card's 56-digit key, and then use that key to send a virus to the SIM card through a simple text message. Karsten Nohl, founder of Security... Read more...