Isis announces Salt Lake City as first trial market

By on April 6, 2011 at 3:33 AM.

Isis announces Salt Lake City as first trial market

Mobile payments collaborative Isis has announced its first trial market, Salt Lake City. The group, which is comprised of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, plans to bring its contactless payment system to the Utah merchants in “early to mid-2012.” Isis also announced a working agreement with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to enable Isis payments throughout the entire public transportation system. “By working with the Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake Chamber and Salt Lake City-area merchants, Isis is bringing the mobile commerce vision to reality,” said the group’s CEO, Michael Abbott. “Salt Lake City consumers will experience a new way to shop, pay and save.” The announcement comes one day after a report suggested Sprint would develop its own mobile payment solution for future use. The full Isis press release is after the break. More →

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Phone Creeper: Novel security suite or spyware tool for Windows Mobile

By on June 21, 2009 at 12:03 PM.

Phone Creeper: Novel security suite or spyware tool for Windows Mobile

Touted as an espionage tool but more closely resembling spyware is a new application, Phone Creeper, written by xda-developer member chetstriker. Once installed on a Windows Mobile 5, 6.1 or 6.5 handset with .NET CF 3.5, the software tool can be used to:

  • secretly and remotely read incoming / outgoing sms
  • secretly and remotely delete incoming / outgoing sms
  • secretly and remotely view call history
  • bounce sms messages off remote phone to someone else
  • create a pop-up message on phone
  • send a secret fart sound
  • secretly and remotely listen to person – (Initiates silent call back of person to your phone with their speaker phone enabled)
  • send listening in call to somebody else’s phone
  • remote wipe of installed flash card

These above remote control commands are issued via SMS messages sent from any other handset to the “infected” Windows Mobile handset. The software is currently being distributed as a cab file that one must agree to install but, in the future, a code injector could be created to insert this application silently into any cab file. Once installed, the application does not appear in the task manager, does not have a user interface and runs silently in the background. So what do you think, the ultimate spy tool for parents of teenagers, a security suite to protect your data if your phone is stolen, or the progenitor of a whole new class of mobile phone spyware?

[Via WMExperts]

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Touch Diamond 2 applications ripped and packaged up for Touch Diamond owners

By on March 8, 2009 at 12:56 PM.

Touch Diamond 2 applications ripped and packaged up for Touch Diamond owners

What is the first thing you do when you get a pre-release version of a hot new Window Mobile handset? Why you dump the ROM and rip out all the new applications, of course. If you are nice fellow (or gal), you then package up your bounty into cab files and host them for all of the world to share. Such is the case for the Touch Diamond 2 whose ROM is the source of the following applications:

  • HTC Calculator 1.0.1822.4128
  • HTC Album 2.5.1820.4127 w/ Social Networking  (Thanks to herg at XDA)
  • Opera v9.5 build 15613
  • Diamond 2 Sensor with apps regedit  ( Thanks to herg at XDA for additional apps)
  • Diamond 2 QuickGPS 1.0.1911.1733
  • Diamond 2 Keyboard With Arrows ( Thanks to savage25rcracer)
  • Diamond 2 Keyboard Without Arrows (Thanks to savage25rcracer)
  • Diamond 2 Keyboard With Arrows in Landscape Only (Thanks to savage25rcracer)
  • Diamond 2 Email Wizard
  • Diamond 2 Volume Control 2.1.1911.2331

These cab files are reportedly ready and waiting to be installed on the VGA Touch Diamond. Got a Touch Diamond lying around? Let us know how everything goes in the comments section.

[Via WMPoweruser]

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