Name Instructor Subject Date Exploiting the Signaling System #7 (SS7) to Hack Online Bank Accounts In May 2017 the Germany newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that hackers exploited the Signaling System #7 (SS7) an international signaling system used by telecom service providers to keep users traveling abroad connected to the service provider as well as to access mobile banking services (Schwartz 2017). In the security exploit targeting customers of O2- Telefinica hackers were prevent hackers from accessing sensitive information. The use of anti-virus will help to detect malware and fake websites while encryption will ensure that any stolen/hacked information cannot be used without decoding it. This will make the hacker’s job harder and discourage them from targeting websites with encryption features. Works Cited Schwartz Mathew. “Bank Account Hackers Used SS7 to Intercept Security Codes.” Bank Info Security. May 5 2017. Web. June 28 2017. [...]
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