Encryption Bug in SIM Card Can be Used to Hack Millions of Phones

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  1. hawki

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    Encryption Bug in SIM Card Can be Used to Hack Millions of Phones

    "A flaw in the encryption technology used by some SIM cards in mobile devices can be exploited to take control of the device, a German researcher has found.

    The vulnerability would allow attackers to send spoofed text messages to obtain the 56-bit data encryption standard (DES) key used by the targeted phone's SIM card, Karsten Nohl, founder of Berlin's Security Research Labs, told the New York Times and Forbes. With the key in hand, attackers would be able to install malicious software and perform other nefarious operations on the device. More details will be revealed during his presentation at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas later this month."

    more here: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/mobi...m-card-can-be-used-to-hack-millions-of-phones
     
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    Already Posted: [thread=350796]SIM card flaw said to allow hijacking of millions of phones[/thread]. Thanks!
     
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