Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.

29 avril 2017 par maty185

 

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By Rob Waugh posted 28 Aug 2014:

Android Security: Towers throughout the US

[…] Despite its secure OS, Les Goldsmith of the handset’s US manufacturer ESD found that his personal Android security handset’s firewall showed signs of attack “80 to 90” times per hour.

The leaks were traced to the mysterious towers. Despite having some of the functions of normal cellphone towers, Goldsmith says their function is rather different. He describes them as “interceptors” and says that various models can eavesdrop and even push spyware to devices. Normal cellphones cannot detect them – only specialized hardware such as ESD’s Android security handsets.

Who created the towers and maintains them is unknown, Goldsmith says.[…] http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/android-security-2

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