[chbot] SS7 vulnerability

Charles Manning cdhmanning at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 05:15:39 BST 2016

" able to track the Congressman’s location....using cellphone tower

Bah! There's no such thing.

There is, however, cellphone tower trilateration.


If you want any security for comms content then use VoIP via a secure

SS7 is what was put in place 40 years ago for telephone network
interconnections to work. Not at all surprised it has holes in it. That's
one big problem with telecom - there's such a huge install base that it is
almost impossible to change some of the basic stuff - like pulse dialling.

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 3:48 PM, Mark Atherton <markaren1 at xtra.co.nz> wrote:

> This looks quite interesting
> http://9to5mac.com/2016/04/18/ss7-hack-iphone-congressman/
> -mark
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