A $650 transmitter can disable an entire city’s 4G LTE network

Verizon 4G LTE

Verizon 4G LTE

The future of the wireless industry lies within the LTE technologies a majority of carriers have already turned to for mobile connectivity. These high-speed networks have introduced consumers to speeds that are up to four times faster than comparable 3G networks. The four major wireless providers in the United States are expected to blanket the country with LTE coverage in the coming years and begin to phase out older 3G and 2G technologies. Researchers at Virginia Tech, however, have revealed that these LTE networks may not be as secure as we once thought. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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