Guess Who's Texting You? Evaluating the Security of Smartphone Messaging Applications
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Date: 6 Feb 2012
Document Type: Reports
Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
Recently, a new generation of Internet-based messaging applications for smartphones was introduced. While user numbers are estimated in the millions, little attention has so far been paid to the security of these applications. Our experimental results revealed major security flaws, allowing attackers to hijack accounts, spoof sender-IDs, or enumerate subscribers.