June 17, 2019
Positive Technologies experts: 5G launches with security flaws
Positive Technologies has released its report 5G Network Security: Vulnerabilities Old and New, which outlines some of the greatest risks facing 5G as networks as they begin to launch around the world. 5G promises superfast connection speeds, ultra-low latency, and greater capacity represent huge opportunities for operators to transform their businesses, allowing them to offer new services and generate revenue through previously unavailable means of monetisation. However, these opportunities will be accompanied by risks.
June 13, 2018
Positive Technologies: testing shows all 4G networks vulnerable to denial of service attacks
According to a report by Positive Technologies, flaws in the Diameter protocol can be used by an attacker to deprive subscribers of the high speeds and superior quality promised by 4G operators. In the case of many 4G-enabled devices—such as pipeline safety sensors and gas leak detectors—lack of connectivity can lead to major financial losses and life-threatening accidents.
March 5, 2018
Positive Technologies report: 100 percent of real-world SMS interception attempts are successful
The problem of signaling network security has moved from a theoretical threat to one actively used by criminals in the wild. According to data collected by Positive Technologies, these criminals are able to monitor the location of mobile subscribers, intercept calls, bypass billing systems, and block users. One client, a major mobile operator with tens of millions of subscribers, faces a daily onslaught of more than 4,000 cyberattacks in signaling networks
September 28, 2017
4G and 5G networks are not ready for smart cities
Positive Technologies has issued an analytical report on fundamental security flaws in the 4G network core, known as Evolved Packet Core (EPC)