Flaws in Diameter signalling protocol make all 4G networks prone to denial-of-service attacks

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The protocol is used to authenticate message and information distribution in 4G networks

A security assessment of the Diameter signalling protocol performed by the researchers at Positive Technologies shows that all existing 4G networks are susceptible to denial-of-service (DoS) attack...

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