Ars Technica: LTE wireless connections used by billions aren’t as secure as we thought

Ars Technica: LTE wireless connections used by billions aren’t as secure as we thought. “The Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used by billions of people was designed to fix many of the security shortcomings in the predecessor standard known as Global System for Mobile communications. Mutual authentication between end users and base stations and the use of proven encryption schemes were two of the major overhauls. Now, researchers are publicly identifying weaknesses in LTE that allow attackers to send nearby users to malicious websites and fingerprint the sites they visit.”