Techdirt: A Major Wireless Network Flaw Is Still Being Exploited To Track User Locations

Techdirt: A Major Wireless Network Flaw Is Still Being Exploited To Track User Locations. “In 2017, hackers and security researchers highlighted long-standing vulnerabilities in Signaling System 7 (SS7, or Common Channel Signalling System 7 in the US), a series of protocols first built in 1975 to help connect phone carriers around the world. While the problem isn’t new, a 2016 60 Minutes report brought wider attention to the fact that the flaw can allow a hacker to track user location, dodge encryption, and even record private conversations.”

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