IMSI

11.16.18

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.

10.11.17

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.

10.10.17

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.

9.14.17

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.

12.2.16

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.

8.9.16
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1.28.16

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.

1.22.16

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.

1.14.16

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.

1.11.16

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.

10.28.15

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.

4.23.15

What Your Phone Knows But Isn't Telling You

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

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