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steven36 posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsResearchers have reported their findings and fixes should be deployed by the end of 2019. A new vulnerability has been discovered in the upcoming 5G cellular mobile communications protocol. Researchers have described this new flaw as more severe than any of the previous vulnerabilities that affected the 3G and 4G standards. Further, besides 5G, this new vulnerability also impacts the older 3G and 4G protocols, providing surveillance tech vendors with a new flaw they can abuse to create next-gen IMSI-catchers that work across all modern telephony protocols.
ADN posted a topic in Mobile NewsOpenSignal regularly releases reports of how well US carriers are performing against each other based on millions of crowd-sourced data points collected from the app of the same name. Today, OpenSignal released a report that analyses the state of LTE on a global scale, measuring average LTE speeds availability on a per-country basis. According to the report, maximum average LTE speeds of any country have pretty much plateaued toward an average of 50Mbps (the global average LTE speed is 16.4 Mbps). This means that the growth of average speeds has slowed down (if that makes sense) and in th