5G technology is almost ready to take off in the U.S. While the upgrade was set to go live in 2020, some major cities have, or will soon have, access to the faster wireless speeds — if your device is 5G compatible (a limited few are).
That’s where some security professionals raise a red flag. According to research conducted by Positive Technologies, devices that currently run on 4G — i.e., just about everything we use — will have vulnerabilities. Internet of things (IoT) security, which is already shaky, could be particularly troublesome with the move to 5G, with a risk that the increasing number of IoT devices could end up becoming a treasure trove of botnet farms.