Rutgers University writes malware for Freerunner

Petr Vanek vanous at
Tue Feb 23 00:08:53 CET 2010

>> I was on the verge of writing the same thing.  Are they claiming that
>> they can install a rootkit remotely by sending a carefully crafted
>> SMS?  (Seems unlikely, given the small number of bytes to play with.)
>> Or that once a rootkit is installed, they can use SMS as a trigger
>> for it?  If the latter, how do they get the rootkit on there in the
>> first place?
>From one of the linked articles:

Don't know about the others but this got me rolling on the floor. While
better security (hopefully not by obscurity) is the ultimate goal, as
my middleware fails to bring up GSM interface 9 of 10 times lately, i
guess i am pretty safe from any bad hackers' attacks! :)))


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