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Matt Kapko Editor July 8, 2021 5G was on the lips of almost every speaker and attendee at MWC Barcelona, but evidence of what the technology has done in a meaningful way for any person or organization to date remains lacking. The world’s first mobile 5G networks were deployed two years ago and everyone in the industry is still...
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CISA, in coordination with the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as part of the Enduring Security Framework (ESF)—a cross-sector, public-private working group—released a Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure paper. This paper identifies and assesses risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G. The ESF 5G Threat Model Working Panel, a subgroup...
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Source https://news.usni.org/2021/05/05/report-to-congress-on-national-security-implications-of-5g-technology May 5, 2021 The following is the April 23, 2021 Congressional Research Service In Focus report, National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies. From the report National Security Concerns According to a DIB assessment, China is the current leader in sub-6 technologies and is likely to deploy the world’s first 5G...
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Bakardjieva Engelbrekt A, Leijon K, Michalski A, et al. What Does the Technological Shift Have in Store for the EU? Opportunities and Pitfalls for European Societies The European Union and the Technology Shift. 2021 Feb:1-25. Abstract This introductory chapter sheds light on the opportunities and challenges that the digital era has in store for the...
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Security and privacy still left to fix, preferably before launch Thomas Claburn in San Francisco Wed 31 Mar 2021 https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/31/wifi_devices_monitoring/ In three years or so, the Wi-Fi specification is scheduled to get an upgrade that will turn wireless devices into sensors capable of gathering data about the people and objects bathed in their signals. “When 802.11bf will be finalized...
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Source: https://tinyurl.com/y2sz3mtz By Samuel Stolton | EURACTIV.com Nov 18, 2020 This article is part of our special report Recovering with connectivity: a choice for Europe. The European Commission has expressed concern that EU nations may fail to meet ‘legally-binding’ deadlines in the assignment of 5G frequency bands, further postponing the bloc’s development of next-generation telecommunications networks. Speaking at the...
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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...
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Image: Camilo Jimenez By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | September 17, 2020 German authorities are investigating the death of a patient following a ransomware attack on a hospital in Duesseldorf. The patient, identified only as a woman who needed urgent medical care, died after being re-routed to a hospital in the city of Wuppertal, more than 30 km away...
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Workers install 5G telecommunications equipment on a T-Mobile tower in Seabrook, Texas. May 6, 2020(photo credit: REUTERS/ADREES LATIF) Currently in ‘cold war’ with China, US deems its version of telecommunications system a security concern. By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE   SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 The US is pressing its allies in the Middle East to join about...
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