Mobile Threat Catalogue

Phone Call Eavesdropping


Threat Category: SMS / MMS / RCS

ID: CEL-18

Threat Description: Phone calls can be intercepted by adversaries, who can listen to the calls.

Threat Origin

Not Applicable, See Exploit or CVE Examples

Exploit Examples

Researchers exploit cellular tech flaws to intercept phone calls 1

CVE Examples

Not Applicable

Possible Countermeasures


  1. J. Vijayan, “Researchers Exploit Cellular Tech Flaws to Intercept Phone Calls”, ComputerWorld, 1 Aug. 2013; [accessed 8/23/2016]