They’re calling it out. Researchers from the University of Iowa and Purdue University have uncovered three new security gaps that could allow hackers to intercept calls and track phone locations — just like police surveillance devices currently do. They say the vulnerability is the first to affect both 4G and 5G, despite enhanced security efforts in the next-generation tech.
Are we as safe as we think? Maybe not: Last year, the same researchers found 10 different 4G flaws that let hackers snoop on phone calls and text messages or create false emergency alerts.
Check out OZY’s original series on fifth-generation intelligence.