Recently, researchers have uncovered new attacks against the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network protocol. LTE, a type of 4G network, is a mobile communications standard used by billions of devices around the world.
Security researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and New York University Abu Dhabi discovered three new attacks against LTE technology. The first two are passive attacks — identity mapping and website fingerprinting. These allow the attacker to listen in on not only the destinations that are visited from the target’s mobile device, but also on what data is passing over the network.