Vodafone Sure Signal hack problems fixed

We’ve just had an update regarding the Vodafone Sure Signal hacking. Although Vodafone issued a firmware update last year to stop any possible monitoring or spoofing they’ve now taken the extra step of blocking access to any units which haven’t upgraded to the most recent firmware.

In theory this means that boxes using the older firmware that have been hacked to stop upgrades will not work. Vodafone have stated..

Overnight on July 12, a claim appeared that hackers had found security loopholes in Vodafone Sure Signal which could compromise the security of Vodafone’s network.

We want to reassure our customers that the Vodafone network has not been compromised.

The claims regarding Vodafone Sure Signal, which is a signal booster used indoors, relate to a vulnerability that was detected at the start of 2010.

A security patch was issued a few weeks later automatically to all Sure Signal boxes.

As a result, Vodafone Sure Signal customers do not need to take any action to secure their device.

We monitor the security of all of our products and services on an ongoing basis and will continue to do so.

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