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Your Text Messages Can be Hacked, Too

Back in 2014, the television program ran a report on a vulnerability in cell phone services that can allow hackers to access, and even text to and from, a smartphone. Since at least that time, cell phone companies have known about that weakness in their SS7 system—but they haven’t done anything about it. Using this vulnerability, hackers in Germany recently accessed people’s bank accounts directly from their phones—without even having to work enough to get through their computer security systems….