A 5G Shortcut Leaves Phones Exposed to Stingray Surveillance | WIRED
jdb10987 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 11 19:24:42 PDT 2021
"In North America and many other parts of the world, high-speed 5G mobile data networks dangled just out of reach for years. But as 5G coverage becomes ubiquitous, the rollout comes with an important caveat. Even if your phone says it's connected to the next-generation wireless standard, you may not actually be getting all of the features 5G promises—including defense against so-called stingray surveillance devices.
To get 5G out to the masses quickly, most carriers around the world deployed it in something called “non-standalone mode” or “non-standalone architecture.” The approach essentially uses existing 4G network infrastructure as a jumping off point to put out 5G data speeds before the separate, "standalone" 5G core is built. It's like starting your cake-decorating business out of your cousin's ice cream shop while you renovate a new storefront three blocks away. "
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 3962 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the cypherpunks