What Is The Potential Of 6G Wireless Network?
Security concerns remain a major problem with the upcoming 5G and 6G Wireless networks. That is because current security measures are not being adopted in the new 5G technologies, and new vulnerabilities have been found for man-in-the-middle attacks. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found new Wi-Fi weak spots in current Wi-Fi networks that allow attacks from spoofed wireless signals. The new attacks allow users to be spoofed on a wireless network, tricking the user into authorizing unauthorized access. The attack is possible even when the Wi-Fi is disabled and may pose a risk to enterprise VPN servers used for secure communication.
Experts believe that the weakness in current 5G technology is related to problems with the way the Wi-Fi radios to communicate with one another. When two Wi-Fi devices communicate, the radios broadcast a data signal, referred to as AC kilobits, which must reach each other. Each device broadcasts its own radio frequency, called its ‘ssid’. The SSID is unique to each device and has a fixed address. Unfortunately, if a device wishes to initiate communication with another wireless device, it first needs to obtain an independent broadcasting port, which is dependent on the SSID.
The researchers have found that they can cause Wi-Fi clients to crash by sending spoofed data packets. spoofing is not a new problem, but it only became a severe issue with the introduction of 5G technology. 5G requires faster transfer speeds for both data and voice, which mean voice traffic will often arrive after data. The researchers believe that this condition may enable attackers to use their spoofed data to monitor a VPN server and collect confidential data. In the future, they plan to have Wi-Fi support automatically adjust its speed to match that of mobile devices.
6G Wireless systems are still evolving and a lack of support for the latest standards may cause equipment purchased from retail channels to fail. It will be some time before 6G speeds surpass Mobile networks’ current speeds, especially with the number of users on the rise. As more users move to cellular data and then move onto wireless, the gap will continue to widen.
Researchers claim that future wireless networks will rely less upon SSID and more on ‘artificial intelligence’ to automatically detect and access user locations. They expect devices to be able to communicate with one another over long distances without being in the same room. They also claim that future devices will be able to communicate with one another even when the wireless network is turned off. Future versions of 6G will use ‘artificial intelligence’ to adjust network speeds to ensure that the device users are not affected by a slowdown in Internet or cellular speeds. They also predict that in ten to twenty years, human minds will be able to travel inside an artificial brain implant, where they will be able to control the device’s actions.
Although future devices may allow people to link up with one another wirelessly, it is unlikely that there will be a change in current wireless practices. Wireless phone companies are happy with their current methods, which allow for many communication options at the same time. They also profit from the fact that customers would prefer wireless options if they could not communicate with devices. Even with new technologies that enable devices to communicate over great distances, wireless companies will continue to dominate the market due to their ability to offer devices that consumers want.