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Fake GSM base station trick targets iPhones

Fake GSM base station trick targets iPhones

Weinmann [added] that it is possible to “have complete control of the phone”.  Part of the reason these fake GSM network attacks are possible is because the code base used in smartphones such as the iPhone, which is Infineon-based, goes back to the 1990s.  A little sleuthing allowed Weinmann to discover vulnerabilities that can be exploited.  For instance, he got help by finding that an Italian company that went bankrupt in the 1990s put up some code for GSM stacks in Sourceforge for four years before taking it down.

(Emphasis mine – jm)

via Network World.

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