Chat developers can maximize protect users of its services by encrypting correspondence, but remain vulnerable enough level of cellular networks. A security breach telecommunications connections have demonstrated hackers, who have shown they can read the correspondence of users WhatsApp and Telegram, knowing only their phone number.
The fox-Бривстер thomas hacker published two different videos, where the method accounts fracture two popular мессенджерах shown. The thief no lawsuit against the creators of chat - the encryption was not affected.
The process of establishing voice calls and sending SMS so far is based on SS7 technology, which has its roots in the 70s of the last century. When доскональном knowledge of the functions of SS7 and the correct use of some features, hackers can track the location of a person anywhere on the globe, you hear calls online and receive messages. And all these activities can be performed seamlessly for the operator.
Thanks to security flaws in SS7 a thief can enter under the name of another user and get the security code or WhatsApp Telegram, перенаправив a service call on the phone itself.
The risk of mobile chat piracy exists because operators have not taken sufficient to protect against attacks such measures.