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Internal LTE/3G modems can be hacked to help malware survive OS reinstalls.

2015/08/09

IDG News Service - (International) Security researchers from Intel reported that an unsecure Huawei LTE/3G modem firmware update process could allow an attacker to create a malicious firmware image that could be flashed by a malicious program to re-infect the main operating system (OS) even if it is reinstalled, or could be modified to ignore future firmware updates.

Source: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2968274/security/internal-lte3g-modems-can-be-hacked-to-help-malware-survive-os-reinstalls.html

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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