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Wyden demands answers from telecom giants, NSA over SS7 vulnerabilities

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

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to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.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

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

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

by Chris Bing • 12 months ago

The Diameter protocol, which replaces the older SS7, can disrupt services to both specific users and nodes that provide access for entire regions.

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