Telecommunications


  • Lax Telco Security Allows Mobile Phone Hijacking and Redirects

    May 9, 2019

    As anyone who has called into a bank or utility provider lately knows, security for customer service routines – the prescribed ways in which support reps verify the identity of customers that call in – are being continually upgraded. Two-factor authentication, voice passwords, various security questions (“what was the name of your first pet,” for ...

  • Huawei will help build Britain’s 5G network, despite security concerns

    April 23, 2019

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signed off on letting Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei help build “non-core” parts of the country’s 5G infrastructure, including antennas and other network components, according to The Telegraph. The decision was made today by the National Security Council, of which May is the chair, and has drawn considerable criticism from other UK ...

  • Elfin: Relentless Espionage Group Targets Multiple Organizations in Saudi Arabia and U.S.

    March 27, 2019

    Although heavily focused on the Middle East, Elfin (aka APT33) has also targeted a range of organizations in the U.S. including a number of major corporations. The Elfin espionage group (aka APT33) has remained highly active over the past three years, attacking at least 50 organizations in Saudi Arabia, the United States, and a range of ...

  • 36 vulnerabilities in LTE 4G standard could enable data interception

    March 25, 2019

    Researchers have discovered a collection of flaws in the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard, which could allow an attacker to send spoof messages and intercept data traffic. A team with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Constitution (KAIST) have discovered 51 vulnerabilities with the 4G standard, including 15 known issues and 36 previously undiscovered flaws. They ...