Wyden demands answers from telecom giants, NSA over SS7 vulnerabilities
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is demanding to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.
Network size is no predictor of cyberattack readiness, penetration tests show
Small companies were just as vulnerable as large ones in penetration testing performed by Rapid7 white-hat hackers.
4G LTE protocols used by smartphones can be hacked, researchers found
The Diameter protocol, which replaces the older SS7, can disrupt services to both specific users and nodes that provide access for entire regions.