APPLE iPhone has been asked to shut down 2G NETWORK

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There are many services that still use 2G, with a history of over 30 years. The network is still far behind the rest, so less attention is paid to it. The network is also plagued by security flaws. Google has officially deactivated the 2G network within the Android platform. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), however, wants Apple to take lessons from Android and disable the 2G network in iPhones. Google has added an Android 12 feature switch that allows you to enable or disable the “Allow 2G” feature in your SIM card settings.

The EFF applauded Google’s approach and requested that Apple follow up. Apple should also be able to turn off the 2G network from the iPhone, according to the foundation. This function is currently not available for the iPhone. EFF would like this to improve security for mobile users, as there are too many security gaps in the 2G network.

2G NETWORK HAS A LOT OF SECURITY RISK

The 2G network was launched in 1991. It has been around for more than 30 years. Security was not a priority at that time. Technology isn’t very advanced, and there are two major security risks.

The second is that 2G networks use weak encryption between cell towers and mobile phones. This allows hackers to intercept text messages and telecommunications, as well as hack into mobile phones.

Second, the 2G network does not have a base station authentication technology. Fake base stations are common, so spam text messages and harassing phone calls are frequent.

These are only two of many security problems that 2G faces. These vulnerabilities were gradually addressed starting with the 4G network. However, base station simulators can still be downgraded to 2G but continue to have vulnerabilities. There are also higher network users that may experience 2G security problems.

U.S. WILL PASE 2G MOBILE NETWORKS OUT BY 2033

According to Reuters the UK has announced that it will eliminate its 2G- and 3G-based mobile networks by 2033. The country will then be able to use radio waves to build 5G and 6G networks. These networks will not be manned and will prove very useful for drones, unmanned cars, and virtual reality technology. According to the British government, all four UK operators – EE (Vodafone), O2 and Three – have agreed to this timeline. British Telecom, which has the same core network and EE, stated in July that 3G will be phased out by early 2023. 2G with more than 25 years history will be phased out by the company in ten years.

According to the British government, a date for the end of 2G and 3G services is set to make it easier to sell new equipment because they won’t have to support existing technologies.

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