Tags SS7 Protocol

Researchers suggest 25 countries are using a kind of mobile spyware that monitors texts, location

by Tim Starks • 8 months ago

Circles exploits mobile phone vulnerabilities via a hard-to-detect bit of surveillance, according to Citizen Lab.

User data and private messages exposed in Reddit breach

by Mark Satter • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 3 years 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 • 4 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to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.

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