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BANK ACCOUNT HACK AND SS7 EXPLOITS GET REAL

Hackers have finally found a way to get into consumers’ pockets by exploiting the SS7 network and stealing two-factor authentication (2FA) SMS codes to empty people’s bank accounts. Engineers spoke out with a warning to possible risks of the security of Signaling System Number Seven, or SS7 as far back...


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T-MOBILE’S DIGITS GOES LIVE

Continuing the Un-carrier’s summer celebration with a second announcement, today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert revealed in a video blog that DIGITS is launching Wednesday, May 31. DIGITS is a revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number. On...


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QUICK ACTION WILL BEST SERVE TELECOMS CARRIERS

In May 2015, Juniper published research entitled ‘The Future of Cybercrime & Security: Financial and Corporate Threats & Mitigation’ that predicted the cost of data breaches would quadruple from 2015, hitting a global cost of $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. As anticipated, cyber-guerillas have been ramping up their campaigns to...


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SS7 VULNERABILITY

Earlier this month, the German-based newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that criminal hackers in Germany completed a two-step attack on German bank accounts in January, successfully routing money from bank customers into their own accounts. But this wasn’t just another data breach – this was a Signaling System 7 (SS7) security breach, which...


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MAVENIR’S TRANSFORMATION FROM VOLTE VENDOR TO XRAN UPSTART

Mavenir is in the midst of a reinvention. The company, which makes software to help operators deliver IP-based services like voice, video, and messaging over their LTE networks, is now working on a software-based extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture that could make hardware-based RAN a thing of the past. Mavenir...