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Security researchers have detailed further flaws in the femtocell base station technology supplied by mobile carriers to consumers and small businesses as a means to improve 3G mobile connectivity in buildings by taking advantage of existing broadband connections. Security shortcomings in Vodafone's femtocell signal booster …

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Anonymous Coward

So, femtocells

are they like fembots?

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Boffin

Grow your own

This seems to describe forcing corrupted images onto other people's kit. Wouldn't it be easier to just get your own kit (claiming legitimate use so it gets connected), make it available for the public, then bung the malware on it? That way you see everything in the message stream for every phone in the area.

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Anonymous Coward

Not restricted to Vodafone?

SFR *is* Vodafone in France

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Not any more

Vodafone sold their 44% stake in SFR to Vivendi (the holder of the other 56%) in April 2011.

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Anonymous Coward

I already bought my femtocell

it cost €169 in europe, whilst vodafone uk seem to be offering them for just 50 quid,

I'm slowly starting to play with it....innit?

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