The discovery of a loophole via SMS allows the interception of e-mail messages in Android

اكتشاف ثغرة عبر الرسائل القصيرة تتيح اعتراض رسائل البريد الإلكتروني في هواتف الأندرويد

Discover the team Check Point Research gap in SMS text messages hit a number of phones running Android.

Where the statement of the company on the following discovered vulnerabilities in the phones of Huawei, Samsung, LG, and Sony, used by pirates to install custom settings via SMS allows them to intercept e-mail in the target phones.

Where they were building the attack through the exploitation of the general standard of the user by a telecommunications service provider to provide smart phones new list, where you choose your targeting method the phone depending on the type of data expected from him; like a PIN code as well as the identity of the phone number or tariff on the grid cell (IMSI ).

Thus, after providing the required information to the user is tricked via a message appear like a message settings to change and adjust the network.

On which Samsung send update to fill this gap in the update last May, followed by the LG-by-step similar to last June, as for Huawei, they are so launches updated after this problem has been up during the weeks or months ahead.

While Sony didn’t think about the problem and she said she followed the architectural specifications applicable to the supplied settings across devices.

In general this is not a major problem if not from carriers Android phones, and that ratio has shrunk her after the dispatch of Samsung updated, knowing that this problem can be avoided by ignoring this kind of messages as it happens perfectly when you receive spam via e-mail.

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Engadget

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