New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

“Any person with a little knowledge of cellular paging protocols can carry out this attack… such as phone call interception, location tracking, or targeted phishing attacks.” Syed Rafiul Hussain, Purdue University The paper, seen by TechCrunch prior to the talk, details the attacks: the first is Torpedo, which exploits a weakness in the paging protocol that carriers use to notify a phone before a call or text message comes through.