Oxford University presents new adventures in spying 3G and 4G users at Blackhat Las Vegas Conference

Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ravishankar Borgaonkar and Andrew Martin (Cyber Security at Oxford University), together with Lucca Hirschi (ETH Zurich), Shinjo Park, Altaf Shaik and Jean-Pierre Seifert (TU Berlin) are presenting their research on "New adventures in spying 3G and 4G users: Locate, Track & Monitor" at Blackhat Las Vegas Conference, 26-27 July, Mandalay Bay. 

The talk will focus on:

  • The 3G and 4G devices deployed worldwide are vulnerable to IMSI catcher aka Stingray devices. The next generation 5G network may address user's privacy issues related to these IMSI catcher attack techniques;
  • New attack vectors that enable tracking and activity monitoring of mobile users, uncovering a new flaw in the widely deployed cryptographic protocol in 3G and 4G cellular networks;
  • Different methods to exploit this flaw using low-cost setup;
  • Presentation of several attacks to demonstrate their impact on end-users carrying 3G and 4G devices.

Find out more about this and other top briefings on BlackHat USA 2017 website