Mode of attack for GSM Network
1) Firstly the attacker needs to know your contact number
2) Then he needs to trick you to download software via an update of the mobile OS software, or via web applications, which can also be done automatically without the user knowing
3) The software is called spyware and will allow the attacker total access and control of your mobile including ;
a) Seeing your contact lists
b) Seeing all your SMS messages
c) Access to all files including your call lists
d) GPS tracking of your location
e) Access to your mic/earpiece to spy on your conversation
4) What should you do if you notice you cannot update your mobile OS?
Go to an authorised agent to wipe and format everything away to reinstall. Do not go to someone else you do not trust.
5) If you suspect your mobile has been tampered with, do not store your contact list on the phone but in the Simm card.
6) Restrict the use of your mobile. Get rid of it at the shortest time possible or format everything.
7) The best version is one that is totally configured from bottom up so that when it is off, it is also working in the background without you noticing it, tracking your movement and your use
8) There is no proper firewall software available in the market to protect mobile devices, I wonder why?
9) You can only disable callerID identification on your mobile software from M1 networks, it is not possible on Singtel or Starhub as it is network controlled, there is no option for you to select at all.
– Contributed by Oogle.