Many conversations about Mobile phone security has concerned the older SS7 network, but its successor Diameter being used to control the 4G network hasn’t received as much interest. We look at what the real threats are over this system.
Here in Ireland there has been an upsurge of recent reports on people receiving missed calls from a series of unknown numbers abroad, and then being billed large amounts of money when dialling back the number. We profile why and how this is happening, and what can be done about it.
SIGIL, a new way for Operators to get the intelligence they need to best defend against SS7 attacks
What do you do if you come across a mobile phone going from Philippines to Brazil then to China, then to Armenia, in less than 60 seconds?
Recent criminal activity using SS7 methods and a series of high-profile reports on SS7 security have focused a lot of attention on the dangers of malicious access to the SS7 network. We explain a previously unrecorded attempted type of attack - data interception via SS7 access - to show that defenses can fix the problem
Attacks over the SS7 network have gotten so well known now that they have begun featuring in Hollywood. However while more people know about SS7 attacks, the actual attackers are improving and deepening their knowledge.
Recent news releases bring to life what are possible via SS7 attacks. We show how state agencies have been gathering this information in the past, and give an example of the scale of what is possible, via a major SS7-caused outage in a European operator.
We’re releasing more information this week from our research into SS7 attacks, read on to understand the most complex and advanced rogue systems in the SS7 network that are tracking people worldwide without their knowledge today
The recent Hacking Team revelations allows us to delve deeper into the murky world of surveillance systems for hire. What we find shows that the mobile surveillance industry extends beyond just simple apps on a phone, to include the SS7 network.