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SIM flaw boosts mobile data container argument

Antone Gonsalves | July 24, 2013
With 40-year-old encryption find on Subscriber Identification Module cards, researcher says at least 500 million phones may be vulnerable.

The decrypted key could then be used to sign malicious software updates that the device would mistake as coming from a legitimate source.

"The attack vector of getting the SIM to cough up a signature in order to brute-force the small DES key space is clever," Oberheide said.


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