Please note multiple researchers published and compiled this work. This is a list of their research in the 3G/4G/5G Cellular security space. This information is intended to consolidate the community's knowledge. Thank you, I plan on frequently updating this "Awesome Cellular Hacking" curated list with the most up to date exploits, blogs, research, and papers.
The idea is to collect information like the BMW article below, that slowly gets cleared and wiped up from the Internet - making it less accessible, and harder to find. Feel free to email me any document or link to add.
OpenBTS software is a Linux application that uses a software-defined radio to present a standard 3GPP air interface to user devices, while simultaneously presenting those devices as SIP endpoints to the Internet
YateBTS is a software implementation of a GSM/GPRS radio access network based on Yate and is compatible with both 2.5G and 4G core networks comprised in our YateUCN unified core network server. Resiliency, customization and technology independence are the main attributes of YateBTS
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ettusresearch/uhd sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libuhd-dev libuhd003 uhd-host uhd_find_devices cd /usr/lib/uhd/utils/ ./uhd_images_downloader.py sudo uhd_usrp_probe
sudo uhd_usrp_probe [INFO] [UHD] linux; GNU C++ version 7.4.0; Boost_106501; UHD_126.96.36.199-release [INFO] [B200] Detected Device: B***** [INFO] [B200] Operating over USB 3. [INFO] [B200] Initialize CODEC control... [INFO] [B200] Initialize Radio control... [INFO] [B200] Performing register loopback test... [INFO] [B200] Register loopback test passed [INFO] [B200] Setting master clock rate selection to 'automatic'. [INFO] [B200] Asking for clock rate 16.000000 MHz... [INFO] [B200] Actually got clock rate 16.000000 MHz. _____________________________________________________ / | Device: B-Series Device
4.5 Radio Jamming Attacks Jamming attacks are a method of interrupting access to cellular networks by exploiting the radio frequency channel being used to transmit and receive information. Specifically, this attack occurs by decreasing the signal to noise ratio by transmitting static and/or noise at high power levels across a given frequency band. This classification of attack can be accomplished in a variety of ways requiring a varying level of skill and access to specialized equipment. Jamming that targets specific channels in the LTE spectrum and is timed specifically to avoid detection is often referred to as smart jamming. Broadcasting noise on a large swath of RF frequencies is referred to as dumb jamming.
4.5.1 Jamming UE Radio Interface A low cost, high complexity attack has been proposed to prevent the transmission of UE signaling to an eNodeB.
4.5.2 Jamming eNodeB Radio Interface Base stations may have physical (e.g., fiber optic) or wireless (e.g., microwave) links to other base stations. These links are often used to perform call handoff operations. As mentioned in section 4.5.1, it may be possible to jam the wireless connections eNodeBs use to communicate with each other. Although theoretical, the same type of smart jamming attacks that are used against the UE could be modified to target communicating eNodeBs, which would prevent the transmission of eNodeB to eNodeB RF communication.