Cell Phone hack flaws

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by CloneRanger, Dec 19, 2014.

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    SS7 Attacks and Potential Breaches in Telecommunication Leading to Chaos.The Ukraine case.
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/31598/intelligence/ss7-attacks-ukraine.html

     
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    I came across an interesting article concerning the insecurities of cellular networks and how a mobile user could be tracked easily from the other side of the world with only the phone number being available to the attacker.

    Eye opening stuff. Within the article are videos of 2 researchers who presented in Germany last month.

    http://threatpost.com/cellular-privacy-ss7-security-shattered-at-31c3/110135
     
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    I read about this just the other day. Scary to think that the NSA or GCHQ would hack the SIM card manufacturer for the keys.

    I also noticed Karsten Nohl of SR Labs, the Snoopsnitch app developers, were mentioned in the article.

    Either way, I'd say the abuse of SS7 is more readily available to organizations (ie. police, investigative organizations, etc) as Karsten pointed
    out in the video.
     
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    Gemalto confirms NSA and GCHQ infiltration, but no major theft of SIM keys
    http://itsecurityguru.org/gemalto-confirms-nsa-gchq-infiltration-major-theft-sim-keys/
     
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    SS7 flaw allows hackers to spy on every conversation
    http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/39409/cyber-crime/ss7-flaw-surveillance.html
     
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    I thought this was another attack that targets the devices themselves according to thread title, but wow...
     
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    Adaptivemobile finds evidence of the real damage of global SS7 attacks
    http://www.freshnews.com/news/1140870/adaptivemobile-finds-evidence-real-damage-global-ss7-attacks
     
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    How hackers eavesdropped on a US Congressman using only his phone number
    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...a-us-congressman-using-only-his-phone-number/
     
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    SS7 Attack Leaves WhatsApp and Telegram Encryption Useless
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/ss7-...-and-telegram-encryption-useless-503894.shtml
     
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    Hackers can abuse LTE protocols to knock phones off networks
    http://www.computerworld.com/articl...e-protocols-to-knock-phones-off-networks.html
     
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