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Security hole opens a billion Android users to advanced SMS phishing attacks

Postby bmh67wa » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm

Story : https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/09/04/android-advanced-phishing-attacks/





Check Point Research has revealed a security flaw in Samsung, Huawei, LG, Sony and other Android-based phones that leaves users vulnerable to advanced phishing attacks.

The affected Android phones use over-the-air (OTA) provisioning, which allows mobile network operators to deploy network-specific settings to a new phone joining their network. However, researchers found that the industry standard for OTA provisioning, the Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning (OMA CP), includes limited authentication methods. This can be exploited, enabling hackers to pose as network operators and send deceptive OMA CP messages to users.

The message tricks users into accepting malicious settings that can, for example, route all their Internet traffic through a proxy server owned by the attacker and enable the attacker to read emails.







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