Academic researchers have identified 10 new security vulnerabilities in LTE protocol procedures, using a testing approach they call LTEInspector. Those weaknesses are in addition to nine previously identified attack types.
You can read the full paper here, and the researchers detail attack types including an “authentication relay attack” in which a victim cellular device is impersonated and can obtain access to the core network without appropriate credentials, enabling location information to be spoofed. They also discuss the ability to mount denial of service attacks and hijacking a user device’s paging channel to stop SMS notifications to a device, or send fabricated messages.
— IBM Security (@IBMSecurity) March 11, 2018
Elsewhere on Twitter:
T-Mo CEO John Legere is talking up the Samsung Galaxy S9 on the carrier’s network:
The #GalaxyS9 is available on America’s best unlimited network tomorrow! So we decided to test out the fastest Samsung ever on the fastest network ever, under extreme circumstances Best part?! We broke a few @GWR in the process! pic.twitter.com/c1sXboUVZ2
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) March 15, 2018
Verizon demonstrated two-way inter-carrier software-defined network orchestration:
— Maria Montenegro (@MariaPRGal) March 15, 2018
And is also interested in testing LTE in AWS-3 bands.
— Peter Linder (@OneLinders) March 14, 2018
While AT&T is making a major re-training push to deal with digitalization disruption:
— Rich Tehrani (@rtehrani) March 16, 2018
On the internet of things front, Reuters did some digging and found patents filed by Wal-Mart that envision fleets of drones tending farms, doing things like pest control and cross-pollination.
— Reuters Tech News (@ReutersTech) March 15, 2018
And um, speaking of companies getting into tech in unexpected ways, you can now order Denny’s via Alexa.
— Bloomberg (@business) March 14, 2018
This tweet is about user interfaces, but it made me think of 5G standards:
— ipfconline (@ipfconline1) March 14, 2018
Speaking of 5G, some numbers over at Intel:
— Intel Network (@Intelnetwork) March 14, 2018
I loved the Pi day tweets. Salute to Fluke Networks and Keysight!
— Fluke Corporation (@FlukeCorp) March 14, 2018
— Keysight (@Keysight) March 14, 2018
And for a little non-tech fun to finish out the week, if you missed the hashtag #rateaspecies, check it out.
NOT WHAT I ORDERED
I ordered a duck, otter, and beaver bundle apparently there was some kind of freak accident in shipping or something. Contacted shipper, they claim no error. Bad seller. NEVER BUYING AGAIN!#rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/e13u4K657F
— Tyger (@TygerWDR) March 9, 2018
YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED
This stylish little unit is amazing. Sound quality A+. No distortion at full volume but bass is a little weak. Top rotates which is a plus. #rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/OYaWOfzosA
— Oregon Zoo (@OregonZoo) March 9, 2018
But given the weather in the northeast this week, maybe you just feel like … letting it go?
Not all heroes wear capes. https://t.co/oGtTkA2oaM
— NPR (@NPR) March 14, 2018
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