Neo1973 breaks the last boundery to GSM fuzzing

With the new mobile phone by Neo Advanced I no longer see anything stopping people from doing GSM fuzzing (cheaply) or even attacking the GSM network as well as any infrastructure located on the GSM network. Until recently this kind of testing required (very) expensive hardware now the Linux based phone should solve it.

Update 1: It appears that the GSM drivers aren’t open sourced, so they cannot be easily used to fuzz, but if they aren’t “encrypted/protected” maybe you can use beSTORM‘s API fuzzing?

Update 2: I mistakenly gave credit to OpenMoko instead to the phone in the title.

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  • http://www.shiftordie.de alech

    Actually, the phone is called Neo1973 and is by FIC. Nitpicking aside, I don’t really see how it will help with GSM fuzzing – the GSM driver is the only non-free thing in the device (there’d be no way they could make a free one and get FCC approval), so you can only do GSM using AT commands, which you can probably already do via your “normal” mobile. Not that it is not a neat device, I’ve just ordered one ;-)

  • http://Stageforacommericaltool? scrimble

    Too bad that the GSM driver isn’t open source, is there one? if so maybe it can be replaced.

  • http://www.beyondsecurity.com/beSTORM Noam

    Thanks alech for the comments, you are right, the GSM driver is closed source. scrimble I haven’t found any open source alternatives… maybe its like alech said, FCC doesn’t provide use licenses to open source GSM drivers.

  • http://www.hacker.dk benter

    Anyone tryed to re-engineer/resource the driver ?
    Bring it to CCC camp 2007 and lets have a look !