5G Has Design Vulnerabilities, Security Researchers Found Out

Eleven design vulnerabilities in 5G were identified by security researchers. These vulnerabilities could expose a user’s location, fake emergency alerts, and track phone activity (calls, texts, or web browsing). It could even be used to silently disconnect a user’s phone from the network altogether.

The flaws were identified using a custom tool the researchers built called 5GReasoner, which they used to identify five further vulnerabilities carried over from 3G and 4G. The findings were presented at a security conference in London yesterday…

Although they still face technical and regulatory barriers, 5G networks are starting to roll out in a few major cities worldwide, offering faster speeds and (we are told) greater security for users. Plugging these security holes will be an urgent task.

I wonder, can they solve the security issues before it’s too late?

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Source: neatorama

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