Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: IMSI Catchers

  • Germany: Mobile phones as a tracking bug

    Germany: Mobile phones as a tracking bug

    With silent SMS, cell site analysis and IMSI catchers, authorities can pinpoint the location of a mobile device to within a few metres. Last year, the German Federal Criminal Police sent about 68,000 silent SMS in 33 cases (one of which was a danger aversion case), which is a significant increase compared to preceding years. […]

  • Germany: Many „silent SMS“ at federal and state level

    Germany: Many „silent SMS“ at federal and state level

    Inquiries in parliaments and under the Freedom of Information Act show the amount of secret text messages to find out the whereabouts of telephones and their owners. Police use the method in real time for arrests, while secret services create longer-term movement profiles with it. „Silent SMS“ are text messages whose reception is not indicated […]

  • Surveillance of 5G: Governments plan to change laws

    Surveillance of 5G: Governments plan to change laws

    5G telephony makes communication more secure. Connections, subscriber and device identifiers are partly encrypted, also conventional IMSI catchers become useless. Providers could therefore be forced to install new surveillance technology. With Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), the fifth mobile phone generation (5G) decomposes the transmission of telephone calls into individual stages and and encrypts them. Telecommunications […]