Nowadays everyone want to hack the Facebook account. It’s very difficult to find, how to hack Facebook Account. There are many queries related to hacking of Facebook account. Hackers and researchers have just proven it by getting the control of Facebook account by only knowing the account holder’s phone number and some hacking skills.
Your Facebook account can easily be hacked, it doesn’t matter how much you have applied extra security or strong password is.
Hackers can hack your Facebook account if they have skills to exploit the Signaling System 7(SS7 is an international telecommunications standard and shows how network elements in a public switched telephone network (PSTN) exchange information over a digital signaling network. It is a telephony signaling protocol that is being used by more than 800 telecommunication operators worldwide to exchange information.) and the phone number of the account holder
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. Malicious hackers could trick SS7 into diverting text messages as well as calls to their own devices.
Hackers only need the target’s phone number and the details of target’s device to start the snooping. Researchers have showed how they can hijack Bank account, WhatsApp account, Gmail account, Facebook account i.e. all the account associated with target’s mobile number.
Forbes reported, SS7 has long been known to be vulnerable, despite the most advanced encryption used by cellular networks. There are many designing flaws in the SS7 and they have been in circulation since 2014 when the team of researchers at German security Labs alerted the world to it.
- Attacker 1st need to open www.facebook.com and then click on the “Forget Account?” link on the homepage.
- Attacker needs to provide the legitimate phone number, when asked for the phone number or e-mail id of the account holder i.e. target account.
- Attacker will diverts the SMS containing the OTP (One Time Password) to own phone or computer by having the skills of hacking SS7.
- And then attacker can change the login password of the target’s Facebook account number.
This will affect all the Facebook users who have authorized Facebook Texts and registered a number with their accounts.
“Not only the facebook, researchers show that any service i.e Gmail, Twitter. The services which are using SMS to verify its user accountscan easily be hacked by it. It has left open doors for hackers to target customer”
“Although the network operators are unable to patch the hole sometime soon there is little the smartphone users can do”