News of the World -- a publication known for exposing scandals and made even more famous for being exposed itself for hacking into people's voicemails -- may have known a thing or two that we didn't about cellphone hacking. That is until now, thanks to the video below.
Watch Kevin Mitnick -- a computer hacker who is famous in his own right for criminal hacking activities -- show you just how it's done. Seems so simple and no password is required. Reuters (via Gizmodo) captured this how-to video:
Mitnick shows Reuters reporter Anthony De Rosa how he uses software to bypass the need for a password to enter a cellphone's voicemail box. Mitnick spent about five years in federal prison for criminal computer hacking activities that took place over a two-and-a-half year period. At the time of his arrest in 1995 he was considered the most wanted computer hacker in the United States.
But if you're feeling a little exposed right now, Mitnick does say cellphone users can protect themselves from voicemail thievery by selecting the voicemail option that will always require a password -- always.
News of the World said publication July 10, 2011, as it came under investigation for phone hacking to get information. It is now being investigation for 3,700 potential cases. The Blaze reported the scandal as prompting the arrest and/or resignation of some staff members involved.