Thursday, 6 January 2011

Hold a cellular network to ransom

This is an interesting article about a presentation at the chaos computer club about crashing simple feature phones with malformed payloads in SMS messages. What is interesting is the use of an open source GSM base station. Now how do you know that the base station you are connecting to is actually provided by Orange/vodaphone/whoever. I'm sure the GSM protocol is secure enough to handle rogue base stations :)

Threat level link

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