Mobile Threat Catalogue

Malicious Applets


Threat Category: USIM / SIM / UICC security

ID: STA-29

Threat Description: Smartcard security can be compromised with rogue applets by rogue carrier.

Threat Origin

A Review of Smartcard Security Issues 1

Exploit Examples

Not Applicable

CVE Examples

Not Applicable

Possible Countermeasures


  1. H. Ko and R. Caytiles, “A Review of Smartcard Security Issues,” Journal of Security Engineering, 8, no. 3 (2011): 6. [accessed 10/11/21]