Report: Telecom Lobbyists Downplayed SS7 Vulnerability


Telecom lobbyists repeatedly downplayed a potentially catastrophic security vulnerability in mobile networks, fearing that investigating the problem further would result in the companies losing money due to new government cybersecurity rules. Motherboard obtained a copy of a white paper sent to members of Congress and the Department of Homeland Security by CTIA, a telecom lobbying group that represents Verizon, AT&T, and other wireless carriers. In it, the carriers repeatedly try to downplay the discovery of an SS7 vulnerability that lets hackers track user location...and even potentially intercept communications.

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NOte: I thought about placing this in the "Smartphones & Tablets" forums as that's where the effect is likely most observed.. so if someone thinks that's where this belongs, knock your socks off n' move it.

But frankly Scarlett.... razz

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!