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5G Wireless Technology Raises Security Fears (WSJ)

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By now, the potential benefits of next-generation 5G wireless are well known, such as huge new networks of connected devices, and nifty autonomous vehicles. Less understood are the security risks—from huge new networks of connected devices, and nifty autonomous vehicles. The fact is that almost every advance in 5G comes with a new set of security worries. Perhaps the biggest concern is the expected flood of connected household devices, many of which already have been hacked and used in denial-of-service attacks, like one in late 2016 that made major services such as Netflix and Twitter unreachable for a day.