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Majority Of 4G USB Modems Vulnerable And SIM Cards Exploitable Via SMS


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

 

4G Security: Hacking USB Modem and SIM Card via SMS

Security researchers from Positive Technologies have stated that almost all 4G USB modems and SIM cards contain exploitable vulnerabilities through which can give full control of the devices to which they are connected to the hackers

The research team which comprised of Sergey Gordeychik, Alexander Zaitsev, Kirill Nesterov, Alexey Osipov, Timur Yunusov, Dmitry Sklyarov, Gleb Gritsai, Dmitry Kurbatov, Sergey Puzankov and Pavel Novikov, presented briefing about the above vulnerabilities at the recently concluded Choas Computer Club hackers conference in Hamburg, Germany as well as at the PacSec Conference held at Tokyo.

The vulnerability

Researchers from Positive Technologies made a detailed briefing about how detailing how to compromise 4G USB modems and how the SIM cards are vulnerable to exploitation via SMS over 4G networks.

4G modem

The Positive Technology researchers used six USB modems with 20 separate firmware installations to test their vulnerabilities and found that out of these, only three firmware installations could resist the attack.

The researches found the passwords for Telnet access on Google Search and used http access to monitor the communications.

 

 

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 06:23 PM

Glad my phone is too old to have a 4g SIM card!
Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.

My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB




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