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PostSubject: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:26 pm

There are phony cell "towers" called Interceptors - that spoof cell towers. They can take full control over your cell phone and it's contents, intercept calls, send texts, turn on your phone into an audio bug, and God knows what else. Or, you could buy a CryptoPhone 500 for $3,500 that cannot be fooled.

The article at Popular Science web site.

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“Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated,” Goldsmith says. “One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found 8 different interceptors on that trip. We even found one at South Point Casino in Las Vegas.”


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PostSubject: Re: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:52 pm

wow. these smart phones are turning out to be a little personal monitoring device. Neutral

I knew they would be way back. but I got sucked in anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:53 pm

I love mine. I don't do anything that'll get me into trouble and I don't do my banking on my phone.

I don't think my meager contact list is very valuable, lol.

Bob, be forewarned that your contact info is subject to hacking!



What is weird, is that these interceptors are very expensive. I think this is a covert NSA mission.

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PostSubject: Re: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:00 pm

I love mine too.

I'm on it now and from this moment forward all my typos are the fault of interceptors lol

No seriously though

Isn't that illegal search which is well illegal?
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PostSubject: Re: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:40 pm

But, done in the interest of National Security, it is permissible, lol.

Just shut up and play nicely, eh? Comrade?


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PostSubject: Re: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:45 am

Eric, guess what? someone in Chicago is watching you lol

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/09/03/rouge-cell-towers-can-intercept-your-data-at-least-one-found-in-chicago/

CBS 2 security analyst Ross Rice, a former FBI agent, said it’s likely being used illegally.

“I doubt that they are installed by law enforcement as they require a warrant to intercept conversations or data and since the cell providers are ordered by the court to cooperate with the intercept, there really would be no need for this,” Rice said.

“Most likely, they are installed and operated by hackers, trying to steal personal identification and passwords.”

Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, which makes secure cell phones, said law enforcement, with a warrant, can use interceptor devices if they need information in real time, or if they don’t want a cellular network to know what they are tracking.

These devices don’t look like a tower, but are rather electronic boxes and laptops that trick a regular phone that it’s part of an actual cellular network
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PostSubject: Re: Systems hacks your cell phone and not a damn thing you can do about it.   Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:26 am

I like that statement by the former FBI guy: "...they require a warrant...". Yeah, right. Tell that to the NSA bastards. I agree that they should protect us and monitor some phones... just not mine.

And Les Goldsmith's statement that LEOs "with a warrant" can use interceptor devices. That is asinine. A warrant is issued for a privacy intrusion of a particular person, and an interceptor is indiscriminate. Interceptors compromise ALL cell phones within it's capture radius... meaning, there is probably no way in hell a warrant can be issued for an interceptor.

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