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Simjacker: the new vulnerability for SIM & eSIM

Here is an interesting post of techxplore.com about the new vulnerability that affects many SIMs and eSIMs. A vulnerable phone can be attacked with a SMS. And the attacker can get:

  • the position of the user;
  • the list of contacts;
  • information about the SMS sent and received by the user;
  • send SMS with the name of the victim;
  • start calls;
  • download malware on the device;
  • and so on…

The problem affects over 1 billion of SIMs. It is very dangerous.

The attack uses a bug that exists in a library of the S@T Browser, an old browser on the SIMs, using it as environment for execution.

The problem has been discovered by AdaptiveMobile Security, a company that resides in Dublin.

To get more, we suggest to read this post carefully: https://techxplore.com/news/2019-09-simjacker-exploit-independent-handset-sms.html

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