Security researchers have latched in phone calls emanating from an Android Smartphone, and secretly recorded the conversations here.
The baseband chip line manufactured by Samsung Shannon is vulnerable and attacker can eavesdrop on phone calls with comparatively little effort. The security researcher Daniel Komaromy and Nico have demonstrated
that gold on the mobile Pwn2Own contest at the PacSec Conference in Tokyo, reports the register.
While they keying up via a prepared OpenBTS base station as man in the middle in the connection. The cryptologists according to smartphones will connect with the vulnerable baseband chips automatically the fraudulent base station. They should then play a malicious firmware on the baseband chip.
Eavesdrop on phone calls and redirect
Then redirects calls over the OpenBTS Basissation. It sends calls to a proxy that records the conversations, explain Komaromy and golds. In addition, it should be also possible to redirect calls to other phones. The Smartphone user is according to them nothing, the security researchers.
It is not known whether the Android version of the Smartphone with microphone featured by FINDJOBDESCRIPTIONS, it plays a role. In the demonstration, a freshly packed and equipped with latest updates Samsung Galaxy S6 edge should have come to use. The baseband chips to be used in other Android devices, like about the touch 4 Samsung.
More details about the exploit should follow. Samsung is already aware of the problem.
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