Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday October 17, 2015

All Android Devices Vulnerable To New LTE Security Flaw

Android’s latest vulnerability involves potential attacks against the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), which could result in eavesdropping, data spoofing, and over-billing.

Researchers have found a method that exploits the way that SIP works, by spoofing phone numbers for calls or text messages. It's also possible for an attacker to obtain free bandwidth for more data-intensive activities, like video calling, without incurring any additional costs. In some cases, an attacker can establish multiple SIP sessions at the same time, which could lead to a denial-of-service attack on the network.