Personal Privacy

New Security Tool Finds 36 Previously Undiscovered Flaws in 4G LTE

The Infinite Brief
Using a tool dubbed the “LTEFuzz,” the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology found more than 50 different vulnerabilities, 36 of which were previously undocumented.

LTEFuzz works by using controllable open-source LTE software that can dynamically generate test cases and inject them into live networks.

KAIST also found a lot of irregularities in the behavior of different devices, including networking equipment from the same vendor that responded differently depending on which cell network it was operating on.

KAIST is making the tool available to carriers for use in further testing, however the research team will not be making the tool publicly available due to the potential of it being abused and possibly adopted by hackers or other malicious users.

Curated from Gizmodo

Leave a Response