Mar
18
2016
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30
2014
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Jul
22
2013
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Millions of Sim cards are vulnerable to hack attack says Karsten Nohl

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23402988

Millions of feature phones are vulnerable to this new attack.

Looks like running a Osmocombb fake base station with a $10 Calypso phone should be sufficient to carry out the attack.

More here:

https://srlabs.de/rooting-sim-cards/

Written by owner in: General,GSM,Masts |
Apr
20
2013
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Feb
22
2013
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UK 4G Wireless Spectrum Auction is over – raised less than expected

UK 4G Wireless Spectrum Auction is over. Raised less money than expected.

Some interesting analysis of the auction results:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/20/4g_auction/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/21/4g_shakeout/

Written by owner in: 3G,4G,General,GSM,Masts |
Sep
26
2012
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Video of Motorla C123 Calypso mobile phone acting as a GSM base station

Video of Motorla C123 Calypso mobile phone acting as a GSM base station.

I missed this when it was first released, but here’s Sylvain Munaut demonstrating a cheap Motorola Calypso phone (C115, C118, C123 etc) acting like a GSM base station.

Doesn’t have enough bandwidth for voice calls, but can send control signals & SMS. Amazing piece of hacking.

 

 
Watch the video

Written by owner in: GSM,Masts |
Apr
27
2012
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RTL-SDR cheap USB TV dongles become super cheap USRP radios!!!

That’s right folks. Software radio just became mainstream. Up until last summer you paid £1000+ for a USRP, then came along the £120 Funcube dongle. Now you can learn all about SDR for £20.

You can now use a £20 USB DVB-TV Stick to receive any frequency from 64-1700MHz at a high bandwidth sample rate of 2.8MS/s. Required chipset is RTL2832U & Elonics E4000 tuner combo. Known good units are EzCapTV 668 & 666 units, along with a host of similar boards.

sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr

What has been successfully tested so far is the reception of FM/AM radio, TETRA (police, ambulance, fire), GMR (sat phones), GSM (mobile phones), ADS-B (aircraft data) and POCSAG (pagers).

Go and type RTL-SDR into Youtube and you’ll find loads of great demo videos – like these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0hEquzLsWU

Here’s another good page : http://www.rtlsdr.com/

Some useful Windows SDR# software here

Written by owner in: 3G,DECT,GPS,GSM,Masts,Tetra,Uncategorized |
Mar
16
2012
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Sign petition to stop compulsory wireless smart meters in homes

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/19513

Fibre optic network for Smart Meters

Responsible department: Department for Energy and Climate Change

To protect the long term health and security of UK citizens, and particularly the health of our children, we the undersigned demand the Government adopt a wired fibre-optic network for Smart Meters. Consumers should have the option of wired Home Area Networks at no additional cost. Provision must also be made for people with Electro-Sensitivity to keep their analog meters and be supplied with shielding materials where necessary.

Written by owner in: General,Masts,Uncategorized |
May
17
2011
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O2 suffers network problems in London on 17th May

According to The Register, O2 are having network problems in North & East London, as well as Sussex & Kent today.

Tesco & GiffGaff mobile users may also be affected.

The Register report

GiffGaff map of problems

Written by owner in: 3G,GSM,Masts,Uncategorized |
Mar
18
2011
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Richard Stallman: iPhones and Androids are ‘Big Brother’ tracking devices

Richard Stallman: iPhones and Androids are ‘Big Brother’ tracking devices

I was just looking at the Slashdot website and started reading a piece on Networkworld.com about Richard Stallman’s views on various topics.

Stallman (the open-source software movement is basically his idea) says he won’t own a mobile phone as they’re glorified tracking devices, which can also be used to eavesdrop on you remotely. This of course is all perfectly true, and if you’re of interest to the NSA or UK security services that might bother you (I’m thinking of Julian Assange or anyone who ever stood in a 5 meter perimeter of him). But if the only insight someone might gain into your personal life is that you’re using Sainsburys rather than Tescos for your shop this week, then who really cares?

I only use my Android smartphone for internet access, I don’t make any calls or send any texts. Stallman states that unless you remove the battery ( he actually says all batteries!) you don’t know what your phone is doing. Well I know what my phone is doing… I own an Electrosmog Detector (now sold out but available on eBay and other sites), which turns RF transmissions into audible noise – I’ve also got a couple of spare 9v rechargeable batteries, so I can leave it on whenever I want – and if my phone is transmitting I can hear it.

If you own an Electrosmog Detector & you’re remotely bothered about being monitored, you could just make fart noises every time the phone transmits when you aren’t talking on it! This is much more fun than being paranoid about what it is or maybe isn’t doing. Of course a smart phone with Facebook & Gmail installed will be transmitting regularly, so turn off all those auto-sync services if you want to know when it shouldn’t be transmitting.

If you don’t want to be tracked, then just leave your phone at home half the time, or swop with a big group of friends if you’re a member of any kind of protest group, or just don’t use one. Remember that swoping Sim cards isn’t enough, your mobile also contains a unique IMEI number, and either of those will let you be tracked. You need a new PAYG phone & sim to vanish. (and as soon as you use it to contact an old target you’ll re-appear again).

If you use the internet look into using Tor, or signing up for a secure VPN.

And another thing… I own several laptops & an iMac. I was looking at them recently and must have pre-empted Richard Stallman’s views. I took a big blob of blu-tak and stuck it over each built-in webcam & mic… Well you never know who might have been listening or watching, and they bloody well aren’t now! And one final thing, assume everything you do and look at on the internet is monitored, because it is…

Peace & Love

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