SS7 weaknesses are well-known, but AdaptiveMobile says this is the first time that attacks on the Diameter signaling protocol have been proven to occur.
Did you miss some important stories? These were the Commsrisk articles that attracted most attention during February.
Fighting organized crime would also be a good goal, not that many will want to talk about that at Mobile World Congress.
Ghana’s Minister of Communication stated that regulatory monitoring was needed to protect customers from crime and also to identify the finance of terrorism.
Obtaining a good copy of video and audio content is hard enough; subtitles place an additional demand on pirates.
Telkomsel created a YouTube video showing the gear used by a bypass fraudster, but later decided the video was not suitable for an external audience.
If you enable somebody else’s business, you can also be held responsible for the mishaps that afflict them.
Even little children know more about intellectual property than some of the people embarrassing our profession.
It is alleged the revenue assurance system deployed by Malawi’s regulator can be used to spy on phone users.
In the absence of any professional body that can impose ethical standards of behavior, a lawless attitude to intellectual property continues to dominate revenue assurance.