Flaws in 4G, 5G networks could let hackers intercept calls, track location

A group of security researchers has revealed that newly discovered flaws in networks could let hackers eavesdrop on calls or track a phone owner’s location. Worse, the problems extend beyond just the widely used 4G, and into the next-generation 5G. TechCrunch first reported on the researchers’ paper, which is set to be presented at a security symposium tomorrow. Attack works by making several calls In the paper, the researchers outline an attack called Torpedo, which can be used to determine whether a device is in a certain location. The attack exploits an issue in how devices send “paging” information when calls or texts are received. By making several calls continuously, a malicious attacker can take advantage of the paging... Continue reading…

Flaws in 4G, 5G networks could let hackers intercept calls, track location

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in 4G and 5G networks could be used to intercept phone calls and track users' locations, according to researchers at Purdue University and the University of ...

Wed 27 Feb 19 from TechXplore

Flaws in 4G and 5G allow snooping on calls, pinpointing device location - CNET

Researchers say the threat is very real.

Tue 26 Feb 19 from CNET

Flaws in 4G and 5G networks lets anyone listen in on calls, fake texts and track your location

The Torpedo, Piercer and IMSI-Cracking vulnerabilities affect devices on all four major U.S. carriers and impact both 4G and next-generation 5G networks, researchers say.

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Security flaws in 4G and 5G allow snooping on phone users

Security researchers are already poking holes in 5G mere months into its existence. They've discovered three flaws in 4G and 5G that could be used to intercept phone calls and ...

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Engadget

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. The findings are said ...

Sun 24 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Holes in 4G and 5G Networks Could Let Hackers Track Your Location

New research shows how nearby attackers can see where you are, send you spoofed carrier messages, and more.

Tue 26 Feb 19 from Wired Security

Security flaws in 4G and 5G revealed

Academic researchers have discovered new security flaws in 4G and 5G that can be carried out with just $200 worth of radio equipment.

Mon 25 Feb 19 from Techradar

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