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'Up to two BEEELLION' mobes easily hacked by evil base station

2014/08/08

The Register - (International) Researchers from the security firm Accuvant announced at the Black Hat 2014 conference August 7 that up to 2 billion smartphone handsets are at risk for over the air hijacking and abuse which can be exploited through the Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA-DM) protocol, used by approximately 100 mobile phone manufacturers. To access the handsets remotely the hacker only needs to know the handset's unique International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and a secret token.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/08/two_billeeon_mobile_phones_easily_hackable_with_dummy_base_station/

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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