Authorities have tools that can pick up hints that an IMSI catcher
is nearby, but they aren't very effective, witnesses said Wednesday.
wanted to use a stingray (or IMSI catcher
, or cell site emulator), what
connecting to the fake tower, at which time the IMSI catcher
considerations for the retention of data collected by an IMSI catcher
government but said in a statement, "ESD America has several corporate and foreign government clients whom we have assisted in the detection of potential IMSI Catcher
operation across many cities including Washington, D.C."
secrecy is a fairytale, while the long-term impact of the technology may lead to a privacy and security nightmare.
An IMSI catcher
(International Mobile Subscriber Identity) is a telephony eavesdropping device for monitoring mobile phone traffic and movement of mobile phone users.
Leigh Day pointed out that the export of IMSI catchers
to the Philippinescame after its president, Rodrigo Duterte, admitted the state had wiretapped at least two politicians, one of whom was subsequently killed, along with 14 other people, in a raid on his home.
These switches could also be used to bar the device from connecting to IMSI catchers