• Hackers on new “secure” phone networks can bill your account for their roaming charges

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    I have good news! The infamous SS7 networks used by mobile operators to interoperate, e.g.
    when you're roaming - which were built on trust, essentially devoid of security, and permitted rampant fraud, SMS hijacking, eavesdropping, password theft, etc. - are being replaced. Slowly. But I have bad news, too! Which is: the new systems still have gaping holes.
    One such was described at the Def Con hacking convention today by Dr. Silke Holtmanns of Nokia Bell Labs. She gave a fascinating-to-geeks-like me summary of how the IPX network which connected five Scandinavian phone systems in 1991...
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