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turning off baseband important

to improve security turning of the GSM baseband on a phone like this is possible? (ie. is it mentioned on this page because this seems to be a major issue :

[quote]If you truly wish to secure your mobile device from remote compromise, it is necessary to carefully select your hardware. First and foremost, it is absolutely essential that the carrier's baseband firmware is completely isolated from the rest of the platform. Because your cell phone baseband does not authenticate the network (in part to allow roaming), any random hacker with their own cell network can exploit these backdoors and use them to install malware on your device. [/quote] source : Hardening Android, mission impossible