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Police Launching Stingray Attacks to Gather cell Phone Data

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Over the past few weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been picking up some headlines because they’ve started executing so-called “stingray” attacks. These work, essentially, by mimicking a cell tower and forcing nearby targets to connect to the bogus tower instead. Once that’s done, an officer has a range of options depending upon exact context, but in many cases, they can launch large searches across broad areas and force devices in the target area to yield identifying information, like a phone’s hard-coded serial number. And these collect from many, many users at once. The FBI and other bureaus have been eager to bite into the trove of data we have on our phones.

Added on the 26/05/2017 14:00:25 - Copyright : Wochit

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