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Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.


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Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science.

The fake ‘towers’ – computers which wirelessly attack cellphones via the “baseband” chips built to allow them to communicate with their networks, can eavesdrop and even install spyware, ESD claims. They are a known technology - but the surprise is that they are in active use.

The towers were found by users of the CryptoPhone 500, one of several ultra-secure handsets that have come to market in the last couple of years, after an executive noticed his handset was leaking” data regularly.

 

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/08/28/android-security-2/

 

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air waves are air waves. you can't expect a private conversation or a secure data pipe if you are broadcasting

 

don't you city folk ever use your heads for something other than a place to strap on your bike helmets?

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