Mature, Secure, and Vulnerable. How to hack the most robust mobile operators

While 5G communication technologies rollout is underway, the vast majority of subscribers everywhere are still using GSM and UMTS networks relying on SS7. Mobile operators have learned to protect from basic threats in 2G/3G signaling networks. However, new vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol allow bypassing existing security of even the safest mobile operators.

In this presentation Sergey Puzankov, Lead Security Researcher at Positive Technologies, will talk on how an intruder carries out different types of attacks in signaling networks, like stealing confidential data, location tracking, and voice call interception by exploiting one of the most sophisticated vulnerabilities—double component encapsulation. Also, our expert will tell what the main security problems are in signaling networks and how mobile operators can mitigate the risks.