For $1400, A Hacker Can Access Any LTE Device

Posted: December 16, 2015 / Author: Dror Liwer

Aside from being capable of streaming high-bandwidth content such as videos and music to mobile devices,  LTE networks are also popular because they are largely considered to be unhackable. But what will device owners think if they realize LTE networks aren’t impenetrable? Researchers recently showed that LTE networks are indeed hackable – and they can be hacked with some very inexpensive equipment at that.   The Unthinkable Happened Taking equipment that only cost around $1400, researchers were able to hack an LTE network by using the radio layer to force the device into giving away its location, thus allowing them…

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Does a Hidden SSID Make You Feel Safe? It Shouldn’t. Here’s Why

Posted: November 26, 2015 / Author: Dror Liwer

The logic makes sense: If it can’t be seen, it can’t be attacked. But that logic doesn’t always work with wireless SSID. Many businesses and individuals hide their SSIDs (known fully as a Service Set Identifier) with the hope of eluding commjackers. A prevailing theory in security has long held that by cloaking an SSID, hackers won’t know your network exists, and thus, can’t penetrate it. Simply put, that theory is wrong. Cloaking your network isn’t as safe as you thought. Cloaking an SSID may buy you time, and even lull you into a false sense of security, but determined…

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