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After three years of study, security researcher Karsten Nohl discovered a major vulnerability that affects more than 12% of SIM cards in mobile devices.

According to Nohl’s estimates, “an eighth of the world’s SIM cards could be vulnerable, or about half a billion mobile devices.” Will patching this SIM card vulnerability take longer than Nohl’s research?

Listen to Episode 91 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Dwayne Melançon and Tim Erlin discuss how to fix flaws that escape the development sandbox, the “hot and cold” game cyber criminals play with exploits, and why SMS firewalls are already popping up in the Google App store.

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