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Thu May 17, 2018, 03:12 AM

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

Source: Motherboard

A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the country, and which a US Senator has exhorted federal authorities to investigate. The hacker has provided some of the stolen data to Motherboard, including usernames and poorly secured passwords for thousands of Securusí law enforcement customers.

Read more: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gykgv9/securus-phone-tracking-company-hacked



Wow, and US without a cyber security head.

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Sentath May 2018 OP
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Response to Sentath (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:22 AM

1. Gee, maybe really powerful tools

are F*CKING dangerous once created. Anyone really surprised? We need more "should we" questions preceeding our "can we" questions.

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Response to Sentath (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:43 AM

2. Cellular phone network tracks all phones

The cellular phone network must track every phone continuously. Otherwise it would not have the routing information required to complete a call.

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Response to unc70 (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 10:23 PM

3. But, that information requires a court order

And this does not.

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