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This already happened in France 20 years ago, someone hacked the phone network to be able to push their calls before everybody else, and win the prizes.
Security quotes of the week
Posted Jan 17, 2013 14:52 UTC (Thu) by robbe (guest, #16131)
The prediction talks about phone/SMS *voting*: you call/text a number to vote for a particular candidate. Calling faster through whatever means will not buy you (or your preferred candidate) much. Making a lot of calls will.
Box-stuffing is normally prevented by using a premium rate number. But if you have SS7 access, you can probably bypass this.
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