New blog release: Binary SMS – The old backdoor to your new thing

25 Jul 2016

In view of a flurry of SMS security issues that have been detected in the last fortnight, our research team had a closer look into SMS testing as well as the legalities and options concerning it.

This new blog highlights how Short Messaging Service (SMS) is a weak link in a handset's security. Carriers are able to send remote command SMS messages to trigger and interact with hidden applications on their devices without the user's consent. As there is no concept of inspection, any bad packets are always forwarded, which is comparable to a computer running open services on the internet without a firewall.
 

Read the blog post in full here.

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