As we head into the twenty first century, wireless communication are becoming a household name currently there are over sixty million cell phone subscribers in the world cellular phones are incredibly different from regular phones . A cellular phone is actually a radio transmitter and receiver .With the advent of cellular phone came a new generation of thieves and things get even more interesting for the hacker when they discover how easy it can be clone a cell phone . This allows cellular fraud to happen. Cellular fraud is defined as the unauthorized use tampering or manipulation of a cellular phone or service. It was considered misdemeanor until 1993 now it is a federal crime.
Today, the cellular world is facing some major changes. There is a move from analog technology to digital technology, and there is a high investment in securing information. ?Bandits? steal $2 million a day from cellular carriers and users, not to mention information which could be harmful in many other areas besides fiscal. Digital technology along with other security packages hopes to quell the advantages held by thieves. Only time will tell how successful carriers will be in enhancing their security measures, and in which direction the world will take with digital technology standards.