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Attacks on public telephone networks: technologies and challenges
Author(s): T. Kosloff; Tyler Moore; J. Keller; Gavin W. Manes; Sujeet Shenoi
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Paper Abstract

Signaling System 7 (SS7) is vital to signaling and control in America's public telephone networks. This paper describes a class of attacks on SS7 networks involving the insertion of malicious signaling messages via compromised SS7 network components. Three attacks are discussed in detail: IAM flood attacks, redirection attacks and point code spoofing attacks. Depending on their scale of execution, these attacks can produce effects ranging from network congestion to service disruption. Methods for detecting these denial-of-service attacks and mitigating their effects are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5071, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II, (22 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500826
Show Author Affiliations
T. Kosloff, Univ. of Tulsa (United States)
Tyler Moore, Univ. of Tulsa (United States)
J. Keller, Univ. of Tulsa (United States)
Gavin W. Manes, Univ. of Tulsa (United States)
Sujeet Shenoi, Univ. of Tulsa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5071:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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