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5G could be a hotbed for criminals

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The forthcoming 5G movement is causing concerns among experts, who say it still has the potential to be hacked. While the wide consensus is that 5G is considerably stronger than 4G, thanks to encryption and verification of network users, experts say devices may be the problem. IoT devices such as baby monitors and factory assembly lines may be susceptible to attacks from hackers as they will soon be using the 5G network. David Ferbrache, global head of cyber futures at KPMG, said: “The likelihood of finding an IoT device that hasn’t been set up properly, or with a weak password, is quite high.”