404: Ep. 20 – The Problem with SMS

Mobile technology has improved exponentially since its inception; bandwidth, the number of connections made, and the fidelity of phone calls are all much better. But the underlying infrastructure used for SMS and the associated protocols have not moved on.  Dr David Day explores the pitfalls of SMS with Kieran Twidale-Smith.

The Problem with SMS

SMS has been around since 1992. It is a very familiar and convenient technology to use, so it is easy not to understand the dangers it may present from a cybersecurity perspective. Vodafone created the first text message in 1992, and sadly, it has not progressed much in terms of how it works since then.  […]