4G, 5G networks could be vulnerable to exploit due to ‘mishmash’ of old technologies

Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/5g-networks-could-be-vulnerable-to-exploit-due-to-mishmash-of-old-technologies/

BLACK HAT ASIA: Researchers have demonstrated how attackers can take advantage of a decades-old protocol to exploit 5G networks. 

The next-generation wireless technology is expected to account for 21% of all wireless infrastructure investments over 2020. Pilots and official rollouts are underway worldwide — despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 — and many vendors now offer 5G-supporting devices in preparation for transitions from 4G to 5G. 

While investment is pouring into 5G from all areas, security appears to be an afterthought, as fragmented and bolted-on telecoms technologies, protocols, and standards leave gaping holes for cyberattackers to exploit. 

Read more at: https://www.zdnet.com/article/5g-networks-could-be-vulnerable-to-exploit-due-to-mishmash-of-old-technologies/

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