Vulnerability in mobile networks allow spying on calls and SMS




Detection program 60 Minutes news which is broadcast on the network 9 Australian new security vulnerability in mobile networks allow spying on calls and SMS messages without the knowledge of the service provider or the user.

The program conducted a lengthy interview with security experts were able to exploit the gap in the SS7 protocol signal system responsible for directing calls between different service providers in addition to the transfer of the device from the network to the other when roaming between countries.

Experts said that any person is connected to a mobile phone and have the appropriate hardware to exploit a loophole SS7 gates and follow the phone wherever it was and listen to recorded calls, as well as the possibility of re-routed without leaving any trace on the server or without that felt by the user.

Can hackers or spy agencies through the gap also steal user data, such as logged or his observations credit when used over the phone data, as well as call forwarding to the distinctive numbers to get the material entered a means followed by the hackers to get financial returns from intrusion.

The report said that some telecom providers offer the possibility of exploiting SS7 gateways versus the amount of material, which has been monitoring this type of operation in one of the communications that charge $ 16 thousand US dollars per month for permission to use gates by agencies to spy companies.

And this gap can be closed completely but some countries may be interested in is closed to allow the views that you want spying complete its work by exploiting the gap with ease.

Denied communications service providers in Australia knowledge of the existence of this gap or exploited by third parties, such as servers confirmed that the security and protection of the customer is the most important for them.

The Edward Snowden former contractor at the US Agency for National Security Squadron in the month of February of this year, and documents about the way the intelligence used by the Agency and its British counterpart to spy on communications around the world via a breakthrough communications segments, known as SIM.


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