Hackers took control of Telegram, Gmail and Yahoo accounts with the intention of tricking the victim’s business associates.
When seeking to reduce crime, the content of a message is as important as the security surrounding that message.
UK signaling security firm Evolved Intelligence has been purchased by US mobile analytics business Mobileum.
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.
There are ways to address the weaknesses of SS7 that permit eavesdropping. The challenge is finding anyone with sufficient motivation to pay for them.
SS7 has security issues, but perhaps they have been over-publicized.
End-to-end encryption in messaging tools like Whatsapp can be rendered irrelevant by duplicating the victim’s account.
The CEO of Ability Inc says their Unlimited Interception System can track the location, calls and messages of phones everywhere.
Both SS7 and Diameter signaling protocols can suffer serious security vulnerabilities that few telcos are equipped to deal with.