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avast Mobile Security is sending SMS without user knowledge

UPDATE: I have been contacted by Avast to clarify this SMS issue and I’m working with them to fix this. I think I found the bug and, if proven, it’s something really funny. I hope I’ll be able to update you soon as I am leaving to EUSecWest conference. UPDATE2: It was not the bug [...]

About SIM card tracker app

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Yesterday a tweet got my attention: “sim card tracker found on all orange sim cards. sends location, IMEI to operator, without your knowledge“.¬† As I am a little bit suspicious about this kind of things, I have asked to¬†define “all” and “without your knowledge”. Immediately came the reply which confirmed my feeling: “the smart card [...]

SIM Toolkit Attack

Bogdan Alecu @ DeepSec 2011

Hi all, I must say it was a real pleasure to attend the DeepSec 2011 edition. I’ve met a lot of interesting people and all the talks were great. Since it was my first time I held an international talk with such large audience, I was a little bit excited, but no matter what, I [...]

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