Can a VPN keep you safe from 36 new 4G LTE security vulnerabilities?

CALEB CHEN | March 28, 2019

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A team of four researchers from South Korea’s KAIST, the country’s premier tech institution, have discovered 36 new vulnerabilities in 4G LTE that have wide ranging security and privacy implications. The team laid out their findings in a paper titled: “Touching the Untouchables: Dynamic Security Analysis of the LTE Control Plane.” The research paper will be formally presented in May at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. LTE, or Long-Term Evolution, is the way that most smartphones are connected to the internet – and with 94% of mobile phones in North America connecting through LTE – the impacts of this new security finding are far reaching to say the least. Notably, these vulnerabilities have all been proven by the researchers to work in the wild after being tested on real LTE networks.

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