Published on June 20th, 2016 📆 | 8481 Views ⚑0
Hackers can now use SS7 flaws to hack WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook
Recently Researchers mentioned that we can use the very recognized Telecom Flaw, to hack WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook.
If we talk about WhatsApp and Telegram it recently enabled 256-bit encryption. For those who don’t know about this type of encryption then let me tell you this encryption could take months to decode a sentence.
WhatsApp and Telegram both the apps are end-to-end encrypted and both suffer from same hardware vulnerability which can be hacked to seize control of both WhatsApp and Telegram.
If we talk about your Facebook accounts that it can also be hacked, it doesn’t matter how strong is your password. Hackers just need your phone number to hack your Facebook account.
The Flaw rests in Signaling protocol SS7 (Signalling system 7) is a set of telephony signaling protocols developed in 1975, which is used to set up and tear down most of the world’s public switched telephone network (PSTN) telephone calls. It also performs number translation, local number portability, prepaid billing, Short Message Service (SMS), and other mass market services.
SS7 has long been known to be defenseless to hacking since 2008. According to the sources, the protocol vulnerability of SS7 can be used by government agencies to track the movements of cell phone users from anywhere in the world.
Here are the three videos that will show you how researchers managed to hack Telegram, WhatsApp and Facebook accounts using the SS7 flaws.
So from the above videos, you can see how easily your Telegram, Facebook, and WhatsApp account can be hacked. The worst part is the hackers can see and alter the messages according to their wish.