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Are SMS messages vulnerable in 5G ?

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This blog discusses the security of SMS in the context of 5G. In a preceding blog (https://cylab.be/blog/171/sms-based-2-factor-authentication-is-insecure), we already addressed the issue of SMS interception in 2G/3G networks and its potential consequences for 2-Factor Authentication. Here, we analyze the situation within the 5G ecosystem.

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Mobile Phones: Should you be afraid of disclosing your IMSI ?

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The smartphone has become so important in daily life that users should be concerned about its security. We try to explain here some reasons to be or not to be afraid about disclosing the IMSI, the subscriber identity number used in the global telecommunication network.

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SMS-based 2-Factor Authentication is insecure !

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The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has declared in its Digital Authentication Guideline that SMS-based two-factor authentication should be banned due to security concerns [End of SMS-based 2-Factor Authentication; Yes, It's Insecure!]. We explain why in this blog.

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