Mysterious Fake Mobile Phone Towers Discovered

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    Mysterious fake mobile phone towers discovered across America could be listening in on unsuspecting callers.

    A report by Popular Science says the towers have been discovered across the country, and have the ability to attack mobile phones through eavesdropping and installing spyware.

    They were discovered by people using a heavily customised Android device called the CryptoPhone 500.

    It uses a secure version of the software which can tell if the phone is being subjected to what is known as a baseband attack.

    It is then possible to trace the location of the offending tower.

    The fake cell towers were detected in July, but the report states there could be more.

    Les Goldsmith, chief executive of security firm ESD America, told the magazine: "Interceptor use in the US is much higher than people had anticipated.

    "One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found eight different interceptors on that trip. We even found one at a casino in Las Vegas."

    He said several of the masts were situated near US military bases.

    "What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of US military bases," he said.

    "So we begin to wonder - are some of them US government interceptors? Or are some of them Chinese interceptors?

    "Whose interceptor is it? Who are they, that's listening to calls around military bases? Is it just the US military, or are they foreign governments doing it? The point is: we don't really know whose they are."

    http://news.sky.com/story/1329375/mysterious-fake-mobile-phone-towers-discovered
     
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    What the actual fuck?
     
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    This is why my phone has a tinfoil cover
     
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    I've seen this before, they hide them in church spires and shit
     
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    Heard the CEO from that encrypted phone company on the radio last week. He said the misconception is that they are actual towers. The devices could be as small as a laptop with two dongles.

    The phone they sell are $3500 EACH and it's only secure talking to someone else with the same phone...so you are in for a min of $7k. Amazingly he said they are selling 450 a week.

    Who's the biggest customer? The US government of course.
     
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    I heard this last week.
    bizarre
    hope its just the industrial military complex and not Google or the Chinks
     
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    We're being attacked from the inside like a parasite!!! :worried:
     
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    Thanks, Obama....
     
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    that makes u think its the chinks
    yeah if you have to spend $7k to have a phone conversation youre prolly up to no good
    I got laid, smoke pot and drank in HS with Nazis listening to my calls. Bring on your fake towers and dongles, it won't matter to me.
     
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    NO ONE's listening to You. No one. No. One. Not one person. nobody cares what you say. Just go kill yourself. do it.
     
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    i miss the partylines
    back then people werent so paranoid
     
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    chipmunk a go go