In the rush to roll out LTE mobile networks worldwide, basic security measures are ignored. More than two years after problems were first exposed, roaming data links are still at risk.

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden showed that the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had supposedly hacked Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom. A presentation at the Ruxcon information security conference in Melbourne on Saturday suggests that it wasn't a difficult job.

The short version is that roaming mobile data connections are routed via a shoddy network that's meant to be separate from the internet, but isn't.

The long version is, well, here we go...


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