We depend on mobile networks day in, day out, doing everything from making calls, sending confidential text, to online banking transactions. In all this, we assume that our mobile communications are very secure. But two researchers say that they may very well not be a safe as you think. Edwin Yapp ponders the effects of such a claim and wonders what operators should do about the all-important issue of security.
Mobile network operators (MNOs) pride themselves on having high levels of security in the cellular networks they operate, due in part to the closed nature and sophisticated protocols they employ, but these networks may not be as secure as advertised, say telecom security experts.