How To Track Location – SS7 attack

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Location observation is most likely one of the attacks on SS7 network. A petition subscriber’s location is determined by SS7 networks. The answer also includes the individuality of the base station. Each base station addresses an area with its own coordinates. Due to density, the policy area in a metropolis can range from thousands to thousands.

An attacker can use the mobile network’s peculiarities to create location orders. Additionally, an attacker can track down the base station using Stealthy SS7 attacks 4-5 and a variety of Web tools. This location discovery relies on the policy area of the base station. The malefactor determines the location of the base station that functions the subscriber at the moment.

Our analysis revealed that fleas are able to pinpoint the location of subscribers with great precision. Signs are placed in base stations by a mobile device. The subscriber’s location may be narrowed if the malefactor determines the coordinates of three or more base stations nearest to the subscriber.


A mobile device will normally select a base station that has all radio states during a transaction. This network requires that the mobile device inputs sign information. An SMS may be used by the malefactor to initiate a hidden transaction with all subscribers. Subscribers can request information about those messages.


A better way to conceal a transaction is to use hushed USSD notifications. This type of transaction can be signed between your mobile device, network and other devices even though it isn’t charged. Even the malefactor can increase location precision by manipulating base station IDs and USSD notifications.


The intruder requests the identifier for their base station. The intruder sends a whispered message to get the subscriber to use a wireless port to initiate a transaction. If the malefactor is successful, he will receive Positioning augmentation.


The network can choose a new base station to receive the transaction. Additionally, the VLR database upgrades the subscriber’s location. The intruder further asks for the subscriber’s location and then gets the identifier for this base station. The intruder can thus reduce the area where the subscriber is located at the moment.



Even the “walled garden” design has been discarded. The process of setting up the telephone network is also known as the SS7 signaling procedure. Before the invention of SS7 service orders for subscriber relations and information parcel shipping were sent with a station. This was replaced with all worldwide signaling programs (SS7) that were in existence at least 30 years ago. The SS7 benchmark defines the protocols for data and procedure exchange around network devices in telecommunication companies. SS7 serves as a foundation for building a signaling infrastructure on local and national networks.


Despite the fact that the SS7 network was a platform, it did not pose any threat to subscribers and operators. The network was able to meet the standards of mobile link and service support. Also in the 21st Century, SIGTRAN, a pair of signaling transport protocols, was established for the first time. SIGTRAN is an extension of SS7 that allows the use of IP networks to move message. Also, this invention ended the dispersion of the signaling network.