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Using SS7 flaws to hack into bank accounts

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Signaling System No 7, or SS7 for short, is a set of telephony signaling protocols created by telecom companies in the 1980s to allow cellular and landline networks to interconnect and exchange data. Due to longstanding problems, researchers have been voicing concerns over security flaws in this protocol for many… Read more »

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Fraudsters hack into VOIP systems and rack up bills

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Canadian VoIP provider Sangoma has suffered a breach of its SIP trunking service, giving criminals the chance to perpetrate so-called toll fraud by making phone calls at the expense of its users amongst the North American SME community. Sangoma has taken commendably swift and comprehensive action to notify its customers… Read more »

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Your printer may have ears…

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… and the ability to spy in on your mobile phone. Inspired by mobile phone towers disguised as trees and all manners of innocuous objects, a Berlin-based hacker-artist has devised an office printer that can listen in to private telephone conversations and text messages. Part a prank, part art installation… Read more »

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