4G and 5G protocols prone to privacy attacks, new study reveals

From cyware.com

  • The issue existed in the cellular paging (broadcast) protocol in the latest generation of mobile communications.
  • An exploit called ToRPEDO was revealed by the researchers to target 4G and 5G-enabled devices.

A new research study has uncovered serious privacy risks associated with 4G as well as the latest 5G protocols. The researchers discovered that attackers could break into devices running on these protocols to conduct denial-of-service attacks.

The study, which was done by scholars from Purdue University and the University of Iowa, analyzed cellular paging in 4G and 5G devices.

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