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Friday, July 03 2009

Mobile Security News June/July 2009

I guess it is time again for a news update. I actually wanted to write one for June but I somehow forgot.

Let's start with the most recent stuff. Charlie Miller partially disclosed what we are going to talk about at Black Hat at the end of the month. Sadly some reporter over hyped his story. This sucked btw! Here are the original (over hyped) and the actual facts stories.

The HAR2009 program is out and there will be some mobile phone security related talks. Public transport SMS ticket hacking seems to talk about how to hack a SMS-based ticketing systems. cracking a5 gsm encryption will do a state of the art talk. There will also be a OpenBSC talk that will show how to build and run a GSM network based on opensource software an hardware everybody can buy. All in all HAR seems to be quite some fun. Sadly I wont be able to go due to time conflicts.

Fun find on BugTraq: Multiple Flaws in Huawei D100. The Huawei D100 is a small home 3G router (product page) that seems to be given out by some ISPs.

A personal side note: I now own/have-full-access-to a BS-11 Abis GSM base station and will soon start to play around with it. Happy happy fun fun.