Podcast: Your Phone's Location is Exposed

A bumper episode all about SS7, and then Axon's new ChatGPT-like tool for generating narratives from bodycam audio.
Clockwise: Emanuel Maiberg, Jason Koebler, Sam Cole, Joseph Cox.
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Imagine a spying capability that didn’t just let smaller governments and spy firms track your physical location, but also financially motivated hackers steal your two-factor authentication tokens. That would be pretty scary, right?

The reality is that this has been possible for over a decade, and the issue is more relevant than ever. We revealed that there have been such attacks in the U.S. in recent years, thanks to a cybersecurity official who spoke about the issue.

I am talking about SS7, the network and protocol that powers mobile roaming, but which also provides fertile ground for surveillance. We dedicated an entire episode of our podcast to SS7, what it is, how it works, our nearly ten years covering it, and what it means for everyone today. Listen here on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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