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Submission + - The Second OS Hiding in Every Mobile Phone (

ilikenwf writes: While any given phone can be running a number of OSes, many if not all of them have RTOS firmware made by one of two manufacturers. The RTOS in both Qualcomm and Infinieon chips have been found to implicitly trust all commands they receive over the air. There are numerous potential exploits, including remote code execution with a 73 byte message. Considering law enforcement and hackers alike can spoof cell towers, there is a potential disaster.
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The Second OS Hiding in Every Mobile Phone

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