3G and 4G USB modems are a security threat, researcher says

The vast majority of 3G and 4G USB modems handed out by mobile operators to their customers are manufactured by a handful of companies and run insecure software, according to two security researchers from Russia.

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Researchers showed how to attack the 3G and 4G USB modems at Black Hat Europe.

The researchers tested the software preloaded on the modems and found multiple ways to attack it or to use it in attacks.

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