IT beware: University finds new 4G security holes

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IT has enough to worry about with traditional data breach issues, but now researchers from Purdue University and the University of Iowa have found quite a few new security holes in the popular 4G mobile networks.

The potentially worst hole detailed in the study is an authentication synchronization failure attack. The danger? It allows bad guys to read incoming and outgoing messages from an employee, permits “stealthy denial” of selected services and “location of history poisoning,” which simply means it can manipulate location ready to give false information to systems using location for identity authentication.

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