Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
First off a little introduction about SIM CARDS:
Our sim cards contains two secret codes or keys called (IMSI value and Ki value) which enables the operator in identifying the SIM card number and authenticate the customer, these codes are related to our mobile numbers which the operators store in their vast database. It is based on these secret keys that enables the billing to be made to that customer. Now what we do in SIM cloning is extract these two secret codes from the SIM and programme it into a new blank smart card often known as wafer. Since the operator authentication of SIM CARDS is based on these values, it enables us to fool the operators in thinking that its the original SIM. This authentication system is a big flaw concerning GSM technology.
Now which sim cards can be cloned:
Sim cards are manufactured on the basis of 3 algorithms: COMP128v1,COMP128v2 and COMP128v3.
NB: Currently only COMP128v1 version SIM CARDs can be cloned; since this is the only algorithm which has been cracked by users.
Bear in mind that 70% of all the SIM cards we use are COMP128v1. They are as follows:
Airtel-90% can be cloned; Hutch-75% can be cloned; BPL mobile-90% can be cloned; IDEA -numbers before Aug 2005 can be cloned newer cards very rare; BSNL- 0% say no - reason not comp128v1 version;
OK thats it about the background.; Now lets get to the Main Part-->
a) SIM card Reader (phoenix or smartmouse reader)
b) Plain or Blank silver wafer card or smart card
c) Software to Extract Ki and imsi (Woron scan 1.09 is the best)
d) Wafer Card Programmer (is a hardware chipset needed to programme smart card Millenium 2000VX MAX)
e) Software to make the PIC and EEPROM files (Sim Emu 1.06 configurator by pic-ador)
f) Software to write the PIC and EEPROM files to blank card (card master 2.1)
a)Extracting the Ki and IMSI:
First connect the SIM card reader to the PC's com port insert your original sim card. Run "woron scan 1.06". click on the menu "card reader" and click settings and select the com port which the card reader is connected to. Dont change any thing else in settings. Click OK.
If you have a phoenix card reader checkmark pheonix in the card reader menu.
Now click on "IMSI select" on the task menu. The program will now communicate with the sim card and retrieve the imsi value. Once you got the imsi value, write that on a piece of paper.
now in the same way retrieve the "icc value" and write that down too.
now click on "Ki search" now the program hacks the sim and retrieves the the ki value which consists of 32 numbers. Note that it may take up to 8 hrs to completely get the ki value....... no matter how much faster the comp is. This is because the SIM CARD is only capableof receiving and sending data @9600 bits/sec...
So go to sleep for now.
After u wake up make sure u write down the Ki value safely in a piece of paper like u did for the imsi value. Exit woron scan.
yaaahhoooo now you can stand up and proudly say that u hacked YOUR FIRST SIM CARD.
b) Making the PIC and EEPROM files with SIM EMU configurator:
First uncheck the A3A8 checkbox under security.
N.B: Please dont enable this even from the sim services menu. If enabled, it countsback to zero and when it reaches zero, it will corrupt your simcard.
In the configurator you can set the number of ADN, FDN and SMS. You can use the formulae: ?16448 = (ADN - 51 ) x 32 +SMS x 176 + FDN x 32 must be less than 6480. for silver wafer cards.
Then generate the Hex files forPIC and EEPROM by clicking the GenerateHex file. With this configurator, in addition to the 16 number slots, you can make the simcard a Motorola Test card too. In 16 in 1 configurator the positions are from 0-9 and from A-F. Each position can be customised by induvidual PIN an PUK codes. finished making the files now next step copy these files to the blank card using the programmer.
c) Write the files to the SILVER WAFER card:
Now we have the files to be written to the Silver Wafer card. For this we need the Wafer card programmer and the software for programming. Here i am using the Millenium 2000VX Max programmer and the Cardmaster 2.1 software. Connect the programmer and run the software. Select the type of card you are using. Select the port by clicking setup > port. If the port set by you is correct the red colour with message on status bar changes to yellow and shows no SIM CARD. Insert the SIM CARD and load the files for PIC and EEPROM in the file to PIC and file to EEPROM fields respectively. Dont change any other settings. Now you are at the last stage.
Press F3 or click edit > Auto Program. You can watch the status bar about what is happening. Programming the pic, Programming the eeprom, programming the pic, Verifying, and atlast you will get the message that the card is programmed succesfully. Here you may ask the question why the PIC is programmed again after programming the EEPROM? The PIC is first programmed with the eeprom loader to program the EEPROM. then the EEPROM is programmed through the pic. After that the contents in the pic is erased and the actual file is programmed in the PIC.
d) Cutting the smart card into a Sim card and settings on the phone:
The card which we have made is a 16 in 1 sim card; means we can store 16 different SIM card numbers in one. This is the last step guys. Cut the smart card in the shape of your SIM card. Insert the SIM card in the phone.
Switch on the handset. The phone asks for the PIN. Type any 4 digit number this is for the first slot 0. now the phone asks for the PUK code again type any 8 digit number again for the firstslot. Now the phone switches on with no network coverage. A network error message will appear. This is usual because the main values (ki and imsi) have not entered. So the network operator cannot authenticate the sim.
now the Finally you would have noticed by now that a new menu called the "sim emu 6.01" has appeared. Select it you can see the menus Configure, Select Phone and Information. Select Configure and go to config postion. It asks for the position. You can select anyposition from 0-9 and A-F. After selecting the position it asks for a PIN and PUK. Always provide different PIN and PUK for each positions. It helps us to switch to a number directly when the handset is switched on. After PIN and PUK it asks for KI,IMSI and ICCID. You can now recall the extracted values from STEP1 and enter it to appropriate fileds.
After doing all this you should now posses your newly cloned SIM card. you earned it congratulations. If not then. you must beat yourself 10 times. and repeat the entire process.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
no, not even I
The place you have etched
in the layers of my mind.
Your prestine, pure soul,
captivities my enchanted mind.
Your splendorous sublime spirit
reaches the darkest recesses of my
Nudging me to unknown from the long
Moving me to search me in my deep.
Urging me to see, forcing me to reflect,
on the beauty that is me.
Contributed by: Satrajit
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Now a day, we all are afraid of SWINE FLU and BIRD FLU. Not only in India, but also around the world these types of diseases spreading too fast and many people died for these diseases. The main reason of many diseases is that we are not aware of those diseases. So, let us know what is “Swine flu” and how to suspect the symptoms and how to take precaution to protect us primarily.
What is swine flu?
H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
What epidemiological investigations are taking place in response to the recent outbreak?
CDC works very closely with state and local officials in areas where human cases of new H1N1 flu infections have been identified. CDC has deployed staff to several states to assist with the investigation of the impact of the novel H1N1 influenza, including the assessment of the severity of illness, how easily the virus spreads, and the amount of time people may be infectious. In states where EpiAid teams have been deployed, many epidemiological activities are taking place or planned including:
- Active surveillance in the counties where infections in humans have been identified
- Studies of health care workers who were exposed to patients infected with the virus to see if they became infected
- Studies of households and other contacts of people who were confirmed to have been infected to see if they became infected and
- Study to see how long a person with the virus infection sheds the virus.
How serious is H1N1 (swine) flu infection?
Like seasonal flu, H1N1 (swine) flu in humans can vary in severity from mild to severe. Between 2005 until January 2009, 12 human cases of swine flu were detected in the U.S. with no deaths occurring. However, swine flu infection can be serious. In September 1988, a previously healthy 32-year-old pregnant woman in Wisconsin was hospitalized for pneumonia after being infected with swine flu and died 8 days later. A swine flu outbreak in Fort Dix, New Jersey occurred in 1976 that caused more than 200 cases with serious illness in several people and one death.
In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
- Fast breathing or trouble breathing
- Bluish or gray skin color
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Not waking up or not interacting
- Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
You have to follow the following prevention procedure:
- Cover your cough
- Wash your hands frequently
- If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hrs after that fever has ended
- Consult doctors as soon as possible
- Rush to your nearest health care unit or hospital or nursing home if any of the symptoms suspected
- Get a vaccine when it becomes available
www.flu.gov, www.ncbi.com, www.google.com]
So do not get panic. Be safe and let us fight against these diseases.
Wish you all a happy and healthy life.
Contributed by: Pampa
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Unish Kuri is the first & only Bengali teen magazine & provides youngsters with a platform to air their feelings in an atmosphere of information mingled with entertainment. A friend, companion & guide to its readers, the magazine’s popularity led it to bigger things with the launch of Career in 2004. In July, 2004, Unish Kuri Club was launched to create a sense of community among its readers & to provide them with an interactive platform.
Other Activities of Unish Kuri team r contests like Fresh Face, Glam Hunt, Modhur Kantha etc to discover the best talents among youngsters.
Unish Kuri - the teen magazine is the FASTEST GROWING Orkut community is for all Unish Kuri readers to provide their valuable feedback on mag/activities & also a place for fun, entertainment & interaction.