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Majority of 4G USB modems, SIM cards exploitable


Threatpost - (International) Positive Technologies' researchers found that 4G USB modems contain exploitable vulnerabilities which could allow attackers to gain full control of the machines to which the devices are connected to, including SIM cards via SMS over 4G networks. The vulnerabilities could also allow access to subscriber accounts on relevant carrier portals, and the impact of attack methods include smartphones, industrial control systems (ICS), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) machines.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:57