Newly Discovered SIM Card Vulnerability Could Compromise Millions Of Mobile Phones
July 22, 2013
The United Nation's cybersecurity arm is planning to send out a multinational alert after a German research firm has discovered an encryption flaw that could compromise some types of mobile phones.
The flaw, discovered by experts at Security Research Labs (SRL) in Berlin, makes it possible for hackers to remotely gain control of and potentially clone millions of SIM cards, according to Jim Finkle of Reuters. The vulnerabilities could reportedly open up more than half a billion phones to hackers, he added.