Wednesday, 24 December 2014

1980s technology can be used to hack any smartphone

German researchers have discovered that technology from the 1980s can be used by hackers anywhere in the world to spy on your phone calls and text messages. The Signaling System 7 (SS7) network, which is still in use today, could allow hackers using an African or Asian network, for example, to hack into a US or UK-based mobile. SS7 utilizes a series of protocols to enable mobile network carriers to route calls, texts and similar services to each other. However, security researchers Tobias Engel of Sternraute and Karsten Nohl, chief scientist for Security Research Labs, have discovered a number of… [Continue Reading]



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