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SS7 protocol concerns intensifying: security expert

News | 08/08/2017 5:58 pm EDT
U.S. congressman Ted Lieu and senator Ron Wyden wrote a letter to Homeland Security expressing concerns about SS7 vulnerabilities in March.

Despite recent calls to limit encryption by some government officials and intelligence heads worldwide, the use of end-to-end encryption may help alleviate security concerns related to a decades-old mobile network infrastructure known as Signalling System 7 (SS7), which in recent months has been the subject of security vulnerabilities exploited by hackers.

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