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 March 5, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports:

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A slew of newly discovered vulnerabilities can wreak havoc on 4G LTE network users by eavesdropping on phone calls and text messages, knocking devices offline, and even spoofing emergency alerts.

Ten attacks detailed in a new paper by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa expose weaknesses in three critical protocol operations of the cellular network, such as securely attaching a device to the network and maintaining a connection to receive calls and messages.

Read more on ZDNet.

  One Response to “New LTE attacks can snoop on messages, track locations and spoof emergency alerts”

  1. I’m not fully informed on the cellular protocols, but it seems to me this study is basically announcing the discovery of the stingray cell site simulator. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker

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