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Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by David Howard, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    David Howard, Nov 19, 2014
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  2. David Howard

    miso Guest

    If you read the original paper, it isn't clear this works on all systems.
    And apparently it is an issue with SMS. You can and I have requested that
    SMS be blocked with my carrier.

    http://berlin.ccc.de/~tobias/25c3-locating-mobile-phones.pdf

    SMS is a terrible security issue from many aspects. The "silent ping" RDF
    being the worst of the security issues. Just block it at the carrier.

    Even the iphone now has push capability these days, so there is no need for
    SMS.
     
    miso, Nov 20, 2014
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  3. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    How do you get texts on iOS/Android without SMS?
     
    David Howard, Nov 20, 2014
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  4. David Howard

    tlvp Guest

    Same way you get them anywhere: ASCII email :) . Cheers, -- tlvp
     
    tlvp, Nov 20, 2014
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  5. David Howard

    miso Guest

    Right, but with push email and especially IMAP, it is pretty quick.

    But you can use a number of cross platform message systems. BBM, ChatSecure,
    etc. for instance if you need real time.
     
    miso, Nov 20, 2014
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  6. David Howard

    Char Jackson Guest

    Those other solutions are all non-starters if they need the other party to
    be using the same system. Then again, if they go through an SMS gateway and
    provide universal text reachability, what's the point of not just using SMS
    in the first place? Sounds like a lose/lose.
     
    Char Jackson, Nov 20, 2014
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  7. David Howard

    miso Guest

    They don't use SMS. Only imessage uses SMS. (It is quite the fiasco when you
    go from iphone to anything else since apple leaches onto your SMS.)

    BBM, Chatsecure, Whatapps, Beem, Ansa, etc are all just a download away.
     
    miso, Nov 20, 2014
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  8. David Howard

    Char Jackson Guest


    OK, so non-starters then. Thanks.
     
    Char Jackson, Nov 20, 2014
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  9. David Howard

    David Howard Guest

    What does Apple do to SMS?
     
    David Howard, Nov 20, 2014
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  10. David Howard

    miso Guest

    A non-starter I suppose if you don't know how to download an app. That is
    beyond the capability of my grandmother. Then again, she is dead.

    Whatsapp just added encryption. It is now the favorite of the Mexican drug
    cartels. But hey, you just keep on SMSing. The NSA needs something to read.
    http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/11/narcos-use-whatsapp.html
     
    miso, Nov 21, 2014
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  11. David Howard

    miso Guest

    miso, Nov 21, 2014
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  12. David Howard

    Char Jackson Guest

    I think you missed my point, or maybe I misunderstood earlier. *I* have no
    problem downloading an app, but the non-starter aspect comes in when there's
    a requirement for the people on the other end to also download that app.
     
    Char Jackson, Nov 21, 2014
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  13. David Howard

    miso Guest

    You would be amazed at how little is just handed to me on a silver platter.
     
    miso, Nov 22, 2014
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  14. David Howard

    Char Jackson Guest

    I haven't graduated to tin foil just yet.
     
    Char Jackson, Nov 22, 2014
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