[Full-disclosure] CDMA and 4G Android hacking
coderman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 00:51:21 BST 2011
On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM, coderman <coderman at gmail.com> wrote:
> the attackers were able to use non-privileged apps to continually
> invoke voice search, possibly other services. as you know, voice
> search sends voice data to google servers... over the 3G or 4G
> connection, which in this situation provided the attackers with an
> open mic. (and they can intercept, so you won't see anything on your
> end.) why isn't voice search always over HTTPS? why can it be invoked
yes, more recent Android versions improve the HTTP vs. HTTPS situation
greatly... for stock Android. why is non-HTTPS voice search supported?
(using http:// should error.)
sorry all, too much time spent on this discussion already. this really
deserves a full write up but that isn't for me to do.
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