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A passive attack, meanwhile, uses a sniffing device near the user to intercept leaked info about a user's LTE data transmissions (when and how much data they use, for instance) and compares those to data 'fingerprints' for popular websites. If there's a match, you know where they're going despite encryption ostensibly keeping the destination a secret. These attacks aren't exactly trivial. You need to be physically close to your target, and sniffing hardware isn't cheap ( Ars Technica places the cost at roughly $4,000). Whoever uses the attacks will likely be either a committed thief or a surveillance agency. The problem, as you might have gathered, is that you can't patch against this.

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