Mobile Phones at Risk From Carrier Backdoor Flaw: Black Hat
Aug 05, 2014, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
Hidden within hundreds of millions of mobile phones around the world is control software used by carriers to help set up devices and features. According to new research set to be presented at the Black Hat USA security conference this week in Las Vegas by researchers working at Accuvant, the carrier control software itself has security vulnerabilities in it that could be exposing the world's mobile phone users to risk.