4G, 5G Not So Secure

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in 4G and 5G cellular paging protocols open up associated devices to attack.Researchers discovered that if several phone calls are set up and canceled in a short period of time, this can trigger a paging message without notifying the victim’s device to an incoming call. The attacker can use this to track the victim’s location. Knowing the victim’s location also allows the attacker to hijack the paging channel and insert or deny paging messages. This can be accomplished through spoofing messages like Amber alerts or blocking messages altogether.

Read the source article at No Jitter

Categories: 5G, Fiber, SCN

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