|Country Mobile Network Worldwide Rank||118 / 164|
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South Africa is the 118th best country in the world for SS7 security.
Global Risk level combines Privacy Leaks (subscriber informations leaks) and Network Exposure (operators exposure), giving more importance to Privacy Leaks.
South Africa is the 120th best country to protect its customers against privacy leaks.
Privacy Leaks represents all subscriber privacy leaks from all operators of specific country. This includes subscribers location, subscriber private data and subscriber encryption keys.
South Africa allows 10 SS7 MAP messages to leak subscriber city location.
South Africa allows 5 SS7 MAP messages to leak precise street-level subscriber location (200m).
South Africa allows 12 SS7 MAP messages to leak subscriber IMSI.
South Africa has 3 operators that leak subscriber keys.
Leak of subscriber keys allows an attacker to decrypt calls and SMS of subscriber, by impersonating the network using a fake base station.
South Africa has 2 operators that leak subscriber prepaid/postpaid status.
Leak of subscriber prepaid/postpaid status allows an attacker to gather informations about the status of a subscriber from the operators databases, to prepare for fraud.
South Africa is the 71st best protected SS7 network in the world.
Network Exposure includes Network Elements exposed and security mechanism implemented by operators of a given country. It shows the attack surface of the Telecom Network of a country from the SS7 perspective.
South Africa has 183 Core Network Elements identified over SS7 SCCP.
The more Core Network Elements are exposed (reachable directly from the International SS7 Network), the more entry points an attacker has on operators SS7 Core Network.
South Africa has 183 Core Network Elements successfully fingerprinted over SS7 SCCP.
Precise identification of Core Network Elements allows attackers to have a better understanding of the internals of operators networks, allowing easier further attacks.
South Africa has 2 operators susceptible to fraud via change of prepaid/postpaid status.
South Africa has 3 operators implementing Home Routing.
Home Routing is a Operator Network feature that hides the MSC (city location) and IMSI of the subscriber in several SS7 MAP messages.
*Home Routing detection in SS7map is still in BETA phase.
For more explanations about the ratings, see our blog post.
1 well secured
0 with medium security
3 badly secured
|4 surveyed operator / 6 operators|