LTE Security Threats and Opportunities

In the era of smartphones and tablets, LTE has in its infant stage already gained enormous popularity throughout the world. As a technology, LTE started its journey in North America in 2010. LTE now covers more than half of the world and expected to be virtually everywhere by 2020.

In the competitive telecommunication market, mobile network operators are putting forth considerable efforts to address threats posed by cyber-criminals who are expanding their business globally. The main target for attackers is Android OSS devices, forcing frequent security system updates to provide protection. Cyber-criminals are not bound to mobile malware alone as they also attack in other ways such as hacking the phone of user through the so-called “Freemium” games.  This often occurs by way of hacking the bank account when user initiates a mobile payment.

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