aLTEr: Hackers can spy on your 4G browsing sessions thanks to LTE flaws

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Vulnerabilities have been discovered in LTE that would make it possible for an attacker to tap into 4G networks for the purposes of spying on and hijacking 4G browsing sessions. Security researchers from Ruhr-Universität, Bochum and New York University, Abu Dhabi show how three different attacks can be launched on the second layer of LTE — also known as the data link layer. Two passive attacks allow for identity mapping and website fingerprinting, while the active cryptographic aLTEr attack allows for DNS spoofing and network connection redirection. The researchers, David Rupprecht, Katharina Kohls, Thorsten Holz, and Christina Pöpper, are due…

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