WAP GAP

BY MONICA DOBIE
HACKERS and online criminals keen to crack codes and cause cyber-havoc have their eyes set on a new target through the future use of mobile telephone commerce via WAP phone technology, an expert has claimed.

What is known as the "WAP gap" or "white spot" - the fraction of a second when WAP traffic has to be translated to HTTP format to reach content servers on the web - makes hacking possible.

During the time when the data is switched from one to the other, for a very brief moment the security encryption is not present in the ...


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