New SIM card attack disclosed, similar to Simjacker

A team of security researchers has detailed a second SMS-based attack that can allow malicious actors to track users’ devices by abusing little-known apps that are running on SIM cards.

This new attack, named WIBattack, is identical to Simjacker, an attack disclosed at the start of the month by mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile.

Both attacks work in the same way, and they grant access to similar commands, with the exception that they target different apps running on the SIM cards.

Mainly, Simjacker runs commands against the [email protected] Browser app, while WIBattack sends commands to the Wireless Internet Browser (WIB) app.

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Source: ZDNet