IMSI

The Weakest Link

With $20 of Gear from Amazon, Nearly Anyone Can Make This IMSI-Catcher in 30 Minutes

Surveillance takes on different character when it trickles down to more ordinary, everyday users. The significance and threat from IMSI-catchers is multiplied when a lot more people can deploy one using cheap tech from Amazon and free code from Github.
Joseph Cox
11.16.18
Internet Insecurity

There’s ‘No Excuse’ for the T-Mobile Bug That Helped Hackers Steal Accounts

Bugs happen to everyone, but the company failed to monitor for simple signs of abuse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.17
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number

The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.10.17
State of Surveillance

The RCMP Has Been Using Surveillance Gear Under an 'Interim' Policy for 6 Years

A new report sheds more light on the use of Stingrays in Canada.
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17
crime

Virginia State Police Used Cell Tower-Spoofing Device to Track Suspects

Records obtained through FOIA reveal the device, nicknamed a "DRTbox", was used to track suspects at least 12 times, but failed to locate them in five.
Curtis Waltman
12.2.16
vancouver

Local Police In Canada Used ‘Stingray' Surveillance Device Without a Warrant

This is bigger than we thought.
Jordan Pearson
8.9.16
Europe

Signs of Stingray at Parliament (Excerpt From 'Britain's Secret Surveillance')

In this excerpt from 'Britain's Secret Surveillance,' VICE News finds signs of secret phone surveillance at the UK parliament.
VICE News
1.28.16
SURVEILLANCE

Inside a Spy Tech Expo (Extra Scene From 'Britain's Secret Surveillance')

In this extra scene from 'Britain's Secret Surveillance,' VICE News visits Milipol, a homeland security fair in Paris, to reveal the latest hacking tools and state surveillance tech — and gets knifed in a stab vest.
VICE News
1.22.16
SURVEILLANCE

Phone Hackers: Britain's Secret Surveillance

VICE News searches London for IMSI catchers — a secret surveillance tool for spying on thousands of phones simultaneously — and goes undercover to buy one.
VICE News
1.14.16
SURVEILLANCE

Britain's Secret Surveillance (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News searches London for IMSI catchers — a secret surveillance tool for spying on thousands of phones simultaneously.
VICE News
1.11.16
Facebook

This Next-Gen Stingray Uses Facebook and WhatsApp Messages to Track Users

Researchers will demo a Stingray capable of attacking over LTE networks in Helsinki.
Joseph Cox
10.28.15
Apple

What Your Phone Knows But Isn't Telling You

Researchers say your phone should inform you when a stealthy surveillance device is nearby.
Brady Dale
4.23.15
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