back to article SMS pwnage on MEELLIONS of flawed SIM cards, popular 4G modems

A Russian research team has found vulnerabilities in millions of the world's SIM cards, and separate flaws in common 4G modem platforms. Together, the bugs could allow attackers to send crafted SMS text messages to gain access to critical systems and install malware on connected computers. In one dramatic and hypothetical …

  1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    Well, shit. That's a lot of work replacing things in the field. :(

  2. cantankerous swineherd Silver badge
  3. phil dude
    Facepalm

    sim card?

    Do I read this right, the SIM card is buggy?

    Wow...!

    P.

  4. oneeye

    thats just great!

    Makes ya want to pull your hair out,don't it? The seemingly endless amount of vulnerabilities in all systems does not inspire much confidence in the engineer's of all these systems. They must be focused on operability and have no concerns for safty at all,or it's a rush to produce,and worry later.

  5. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    As usual the question is how many of those 4 line up anywhere?

    And of course how many providers let a raw digital data stream onto their SIM cards?

    I have no idea.

    And choosing a train derailment. That's more like an intelligence or terrorist thing (kill 200 to hide a murder).

    This is good work. I think it's clear some organisations would like to pretend this does not exist, which is reckless stupidity.

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