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4G LTE Networks Vulnerable to Cheap Signal Jamming

Posted November 17, 2012 1:12 PM

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have asserted that the LTE signal for an area as wide as a city could be disrupted with radio equipment that costs as little as $650. The researchers go on to say that LTE is especially vulnerable to disruption when compared to older 2G and 3G networks.

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11/17/2012 1:55 PM

Well, if it's that easy to jam, and Congress has anything to do with the selection of the system, it will be the next secure communications system put into service by our govt.

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11/18/2012 12:49 AM

That's quite an extrapolation to go from jamming one sector on a base station to jamming an entire city with a single SDR kit.

Sounds a little alarmist to me.

You can jam any radio receiver if you pollute the ether appropriately.

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