I thought to intercept a cell phone signal you needed the cell phone ESN?Is mysterious signal in Denver intercepting calls?
I've heard that people can build these devices with a few SDR dongles and a small antenna...
9Wants to Know has reported on the use of the Stingray device which mimics cell phone towers so law enforcement can track criminal suspects. The Stingray is about the size of a briefcase and can be turned on with the flip of a switch and used in a vehicle
I thought to intercept a cell phone signal you needed the cell phone ESN?
Intercepting a cell phone call...WHY? To do so without a court order...is it not illegal?
To get a court order from a Judge, you have to write an affidavit with the facts as to why the Law Enforcement Officer(s) need the warrant?
I will not be specific, but it is already possible to track "suspects" with current "functional" cell phone towers ( Hint = 120 degrees ) as I understand. With current "Court TV" - "Cops" and Lawyer shows ( like Law & Order SVU & NCIS ) it is possible to understand.
People trying to install paranoia I believe.
FF - Medic !!!
Because hacking WiFi requires any old laptop and is not visually detectable, whereas a spoof mobile network cell requires tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment, possibly various licenses since this is spectrum the FCC actually cares about, and a structure that is large and plainly visible. Of course people find that more surprising.Why is this such a shock to people? We all know that WiFi gets hacked regularly, but what makes cell phones any different? The larger footprint of cellular vs. WiFi and widespread use by the public makes it an obvious target. Hacker conventions have been demonstrating cell phone monitoring for years. Expect the proliferation of tools that allow this monitoring to happen (by individuals as well as governments) as time goes on! *yawn*
Get out your tin foil hats everyone!