Stay safe from SS7 exploits is not easy. But a few easy measures can be done.
Anytime speaking on the phone, on normal lines not using any kind of apps like FaceTime or similar, dont say anything you wouldn’t say on YouTube. Attackers can listen to your phone anytime they want. Doesn’t matter if it is an iPhone, Samsung, Sony, Nokia or any other brand. The flaw is not in the phones. It is in the SS7 network, the network that connects all the phone networks together. We’d suggest working with a wireless company that offers full user protection, some of them offer great prices so be sure to visit companies like Raise to get all the details.
Same with SMS. Dont write anything you wouldn’t write on your Facebook wall. Ever since the SS7 made their network an IP network around 2000, it has been pretty much wide open to anyone who is interested.
So how to stay safe from SS7 exploits? Use FaceTime or similar for talking to someone. FaceTime, Skype and several other services sends their data encrypted over the internet instead of using the SS7 network.
Same with messages. Instead of using SMS use iMessage, Messenger or similar services. Same as with voice and video, these services sends the data encrypted over the internet instead of using the SS7 network.
Be careful if you need to, and stay safe!