Sms-O-Death: From Analyzing To Attacking Mobile Phones On A Large Scale presented at CanSecWest 2011

by Nico Golde (TU-Berlin ), Collin Mulliner (TU-Berlin ),

Tags: Security

Summary : This talk is about security analysis of a class of mobile phone the so-called "feature phones". We show how we analyzed these type of phones and what kind of problems to overcome in the process. We show results for the major mobile phone manufacturers in the world. Everyone of them has problems. Finally we show what kind of global scale attacks one can carry out with these kind of bugs. The attacks range from interrupting phone calls, to disconnecting people from the network, and sometimes even bricking phones remotely.