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New 4G LTE Hacks Punch Holes In Privacy

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2015
New 4G LTE Hacks Punch Holes In Privacy

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Flaws discovered in the 4G LTE protocols could allow an attacker to pinpoint the physical location of a mobile user and to block a user from placing or receiving voice calls on his mobile device.

Researchers at Black Hat Europe this week will demonstrate location data leaks and denial-of-service attacks they were able to simulate via flaws they found in 4G LTE protocols and equipment. The researchers, from Technische Universitat Berlin and Telekom Innovation Laboratories, University of Helsinki, and Aalto University, say these are the first “practical” attacks against the new generation of mobile networks.

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