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Verizon signal-boosters hacked to allow spying on phone calls and more

Two security experts have recently blown the whistle on a rather simple hack that is causing quite a stir as of late. While hacking smartphones in nothing new, this is something completely different. Research has revealed that cheap $250 range low-power cell signal-boosters called femtocells have been able to hack into mobile phones for years, and can be used to spy on calls, text messages and even photos. Scary stuff.

AT&T to provide free WiFi zones and boost network in Indianapolis for Super Bowl

Recently reports suggest Verizon spent an upwards of $69 million to boost their network in preparation for the big game, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. They've been getting all the airtime but they aren't the only ones going big for my favorite day of the year. AT&T has made huge improvements in downtown Indianapolis for the visitors not to mention huge increases around the stadium. AT&T is aiming to offer their subscribers the perfect day full of football, beer, and a few signal bars too.

Verizon expands “C.O.W.” making 4G LTE network portable

Verizon Wireless today has proudly announced that they soon will be driving around cows. Actually today they delivered the company’s first 4G LTE C.O.W. (Cell On Wheels) in Florida to bring the joy of reinforced high-speed wireless capabilities to its customers. What we have here is a new system kicking off in Florida where major sporting or media events, tourist destinations, and other heavily populated areas will get extra support to the 4G LTE network when needed. This is a great system for natural disasters and hurricanes when most service eventually goes down.