Some young guys in L.A. garnered some serious attention when they told ABC News that they could hack cell phones of the rich and famous. And this short video is the result of that claim.
Now, my only problem with this video is that they get everyone all worked up about the fantastic security risk, but then never actually define how the attack is taking place or what can be done to guard against it! Morons.
I can only assume that the vulnerability being exploited here is one called Bluesnarfing. It is an attack which utilizes the Bluetooth functionality of most new phones. This is the wireless function that allows you to wear that dorky earpiece and annoy everyone around you in the mall.
Luckily the UK’s TV show, The Real Hustle has a much better explanation of what is going on and how to prevent getting Blue-Jacked!