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

Scientists note that there are also vulnerabilities in the 5G network, although it should have more advanced protocols

security. 5G is vulnerable to Torpedo and IMSI-Cracking attacks, while 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 with little knowledge of cellular protocols can carry out these attacks.

Lead author of the study Syed Rafiul Hussain


Earlier, the FSB, as part of a meeting of the working group onOn January 30, 2019, the information infrastructure of the national project “Digital Economy” proposed to equip Russian SIM cards with its own cryptography for fifth-generation communications.