The attack doesn’t exploit any flaw in the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) protocol; instead, it leverages weak implementation of the LTE mobile network by most telecommunication providers in practice, allowing an attacker to eavesdrop on the encrypted phone calls made by targeted victims.
Details may be found in an article by Swati Khandelwal in The Hacker News web site at: https://thehackernews.com/2020/08/a-team-of-academic-researcherswho.html.
The fix? Turn your cell phone off until your cellular provider fixes the company’s network.
Categories: Cell Phones