Russian researchers point out security flaws in 3G/4G modems

03/19/2013 | PCWorld

Two Russian security experts say they have uncovered serious vulnerabilities in 3G and 4G wireless modems, which they trace to components manufactured by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE. During a recent presentation, Nikita Tarakanov and Oleg Kupreev said an analysis of software preloaded on USB modems found the devices are susceptible to a range of potential hacks, including the ability to intercept the modems and use them to surreptitiously direct users to malicious websites.

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