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Surveillance – How to secretly track cellphone users position around the globe

September 18, 2017

By: Sikur

By Pierluigi Paganini

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Using the proper surveillance systems available on the market it is easy and quick to track cellphone and the movements of targets everywhere on the globe.

We recently discussed the decision of Wikileaks to publish copies of the criticized surveillance software FinFisher, highlighting the dangers for the militarization of the cyberspace and in particular for the use of spyware to track users.
The principal vendors of surveillance platforms defend their business declaring that the solutions are only for law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Unfortunately, the reality is quite different because many threat actors worldwide use surveillance malware to track individual for different reasons.

The Washington Post published an interesting article a few weeks ago on surveillance technology that can be used to track individuals anywhere in the world through the localization of their mobile devices.

The post explains that surveillance vendors using the SS7 protocol, aka Signaling System Number, are able to geo-localize users with great precision.

MORE: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/28397/hacking/surveillance-solutions.html

 

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