Tags SS7 Protocol

User data and private messages exposed in Reddit breach

by Mark Satter • 1 year ago

Reddit, one of the world’s most popular websites and the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” was hacked, exposing some user data, internal logs, source code, and other files, according to a post published to the platform today.

4G is vulnerable to same types of attacks as 3G, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

As with the flaw-ridden protocol underlying 3G, the 4G protocol is susceptible to attacks that disclose mobile users’ information or impose a denial or service, according to new research.

DHS: 'Nefarious actors' could be exploiting SS7 flaw

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

The Department of Homeland Security has received reports that “nefarious actors” may be exploiting cellular communication vulnerabilities to spy on Americans, according to Chris Krebs, a senior DHS official.

Wyden calls for FCC investigation into cell-phone tracking used by law enforcement

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden has asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate revelations that U.S. law enforcement officials have access to a tracking service that can geolocate almost any phone in the country.

Wyden demands answers from telecom giants, NSA over SS7 vulnerabilities

by Chris Bing • 2 years 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to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.

DHS: More authority needed to secure mobile networks

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

The Department of Homeland Security lacks the authorities it needs over mobile telephone networks to properly do its job of securing federal IT systems against hackers, according to a new report.

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