p2pnet view P2P | Mobiles:- Two Berlin mobile security researchers have outlined the “SMS of Death” attack which could, they say, potentially strike millions of mobile phones worldwide, the overwhelming majority of which are ‘non-smart’ older models.
“By flooding these mobiles with hundreds of thousands of malicious texts, they were able to discover bugs within the phones text-message reading software, that in some cases would force the phone to get stuck in a reboot loop”, says Deutsche Welle.
“And that was just day one of the 27th annual Chaos Communication Congress, the annual gathering of the Chaos Computer Club, currently going on this week in the German capital”, says the story.
Collin Mulliner and Nico Golde, from the Technical University of Berlin, “claimed that their attack potentially could affect older-generation mobile phones made by Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, Micromax and LG”, says the story, going on:
“Mulliner theorized that a large scale such attack might be overwhelming to a mobile network by inducing ‘ten thousand mobiles to try to reconnect simultaneously’.”
The conference ends today.
Deutsche Welle – International hackers convene in Berlin, December 29, 2010
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