Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: IMSI Catchers

  • “Ibiza Affair”: EU-wide arbitrary justice by Viennese Police and Justice, files show

    “Ibiza Affair”: EU-wide arbitrary justice by Viennese Police and Justice, files show

    How investigators from Austria overstretched European mutual legal assistance Last week, the German magazine Correctiv published the first interview conducted by Julian Hessenthaler in freedom. The private investigator is believed by authorities from Austria – so far without proof or…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…