Wireless Security Risks – 1941 to 2024

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ABSTRACT: Joseph discusses wireless security beginning with WWII enigma code interception and decryption methods along with the heros and heroines who worked around the clock to save the allied nations. The cold war, following WWII, introduced additional risks and new challenges and, by example, wireless security failures, ease of wireless packet intercept, and a list of encryption methods with inherent security and privacy defects. Finally, wireless risks present in 2024 are shown as government overreach, aircraft security, ship, and drone electromagnetic interception. IMSI/IMSI- catchers are applied extensively a telephone eavesdropping device used for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking location data of mobile phone users. A "fake" base station may be installed in a building, state police trunk, or UAVs which target cell phones acquired, tracked, & logged. This mapping and the service provider's real towers is considered a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. However, sophisticated attacks may be able to downgrade 3G and LTE to non-LTE network services – which do not require mutual authentication – and calls intercepted. State-of-the-art 5G Cellular security technology and the identified risks of base-station's dynamically changing to a weak 2/3G protocol, hardware BTS trojans, and group cellids and location interception challenges are highlighted.
BIO: Joseph Jesson, is CEO of RFSigint Group, a wireless sensor platform IP and SOC supply-chain advisory company, and currently consults with private corporations on wireless sensor networks (LPWAN narrowband digital technology). Joe has 25+ years of experience in designing and implementing – through production – IoT wireless sensors & embedded systems and was awarded General Electric's Innovation prize, the Edison Award, in 2007. Joe was awarded over 15 patents, published in the IEEE IoT Journal, and engineered and tested wireless TEMPEST-shielded secure systems. Currently IEEE Princeton LM LIFE Affinity Group Chair.
Questions? Contact: Joseph Jesson, [email protected], 203-613-3344
Co-sponsored by: ACGNJ
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/392267

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