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How attackers can hijack your Facebook account

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jun 16, 2016.

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    Positive Technologies researchers have demonstrated that knowing a user’s phone number and how to exploit a vulnerability in the SS7 network is enough to hijack that user’s Facebook account. As demonstrated in the above video, attackers can take advantage of the social network’s password recovery functionality to make it send a one-time password via SMS to the user. In the meantime, they can exploit vulnerabilities in the SS7 network to acquire details about the victim’s … More →

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