Hacking Any Facebook Account – SS7 Weakness

How to Hack Someones Facebook Account Just by Knowing their Phone Numbers by Swati Khandelwal.

From the post:

Hacking Facebook account is one of the major queries on the Internet today. It’s hard to find — how to hack Facebook account, but researchers have just proven by taking control of a Facebook account with only the target’s phone number and some hacking skills.

Yes, your Facebook account can be hacked, no matter how strong your password is or how much extra security measures you have taken. No joke!

Hackers with skills to exploit the SS7 network can hack your Facebook account. All they need is your phone number.

The weaknesses in the part of global telecom network SS7 not only let hackers and spy agencies listen to personal phone calls and intercept SMSes on a potentially massive scale but also let them hijack social media accounts to which you have provided your phone number.

Swati’s post has the details and a video of the hack in action.

Of greater interest than hacking Facebook accounts, however, is the weakness in the SS7 network. Hacking Facebook accounts is good for intelligence gathering, annoying the defenseless, etc., but fundamental weaknesses in telecom network is something different.

Swaiti quotes a Facebook clone as saying:

“Because this technique [SSL exploitation] requires significant technical and financial investment, it is a very low risk for most people,”

Here’s the video from Swati’s post (2:42 in length):

Having watched it, can you point out the “…significant technical and financial investment…” involved in that hack?

What investment would you make for a hack that opens up Gmail, Twitter, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, any service that uses SMS, to attack?

Definitely a hack for your intelligence gathering toolkit.

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