Hack In The Box specialists uncover new cellhone security holes

cellphonesgenericRogue scientists at the Hack in the Box convention in Kuala Lumpur have announced that your next-gen cellphone could be hacked, giving people access to your phone book and other personal data. And not via Bluetooth, either. They say there's a flaw in the Java 2 Micro edition or J2ME software (which was jointly developed by Sun Microsystems, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola) that allow for all sorts of maliciousness, like allowing someone to take over your cellphone, read your address book, and potentially do permanent damage to your data, and potentially even eavesdrop on your conversations (gasp!). Our advice? Don't piss anyone off and you should be fine.