Vulnerabilities in 4G and 5G standards allow tracking calls and user locations

Scientists note that there are vulnerabilities in the 5G network, although it should differ by more advanced protocols.

security. 5G is vulnerable to Torpedo and IMSI-Cracking attacks, and 4G is vulnerable to Piercer.

Due to the seriousness of the vulnerabilities foundresearchers will not publish the full version of their work. At the same time, they informed the GSM Association of errors, which unites more than 800 of the largest telecom operators around the world. At the time of the publication of the notes on TechCrunch, vulnerabilities were not fixed.

Anyone who is not familiar with cellular communications protocols can carry out these attacks.

The lead author of the study is Syed Rafiul Hussain


Earlier, the FSB as part of the meeting of the working groupOn January 30, 2019, the information infrastructure of the national project "Digital Economy" proposed to equip Russian SIM cards with their own cryptography for fifth generation communications.