Mobile phone bugging is now made easier

February 22, 2010 Technology No Commenti

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If you are using your mobile phone frequently, especially for private and confidential conversations, or if because of your work you always have the handset on to carry out negotiations or exchange information, a small piece of news which appeared on newspapers worldwide should legitimately sound as a warning to you.

In fact, just a few weeks ago, a young hacker from Germany has declared that he has cracked the encryption key that is used to transmit voice and data over the GSM network. This standard key is adopted by all GSM network operators worldwide, and is based on a 64-bit algorithm which, no matter how safe it is, is still much less complicated to decipher than one might think, especially when compared to the highly advanced 128 or 256-bit keys in use on more recent systems, not only in telephone communications field.

Of course, the kind of job necessary to force the codes such as the one in use on GSM networks, called A5/1, is not so easy as to be done by anyone, and the devices used for this kind of operations are generally very expensive, which so far made this technology accessible only to government agencies and law enforcement.

Anyway, during a worldwide hackers’ symposium, one of them revealed that currently it is actually possible to sneak into the GSM network, by using simple equipment which costs not more than 3000 dollars. Once this device is started, all you need is 30 minutes of work and you will easily be able to listen to mobile phone conversations within the range reached by this system.

On top of this, with software tools such as Java Virtual Machine, it is possible to install any kind of program on a mobile phone, and the user would not even notice it, making it possible to remotely listen to his conversations, turning the handset into a real spy phone.

This said, what can the ordinary mobile phone network user do to protect himself from such invisible threats?
Of course we can not just stand still waiting for phone operators to upgrade their security standards, and in the meantime have our phone conversations exposed to the risk of being bugged.

The best option we have is to add one further layer of security on top of the GSM encryption, by providing ourselves with an encrypted mobile phone, that is, a normal cellphone on which a particular software is installed, that encodes its conversations, by using a 256-bit encryption key, much safer than the 64-bit standard GSM network key.

The conversation between two encrypted phones takes place following the same principle as key-protected email. By making sure that both cellphones engaged in a conversation share the same encryption key, any eavesdropping operation which could get through to the encrypted conversation would only be able to hear a white noise, and this means that your phone calls are absolutely secure.

Therefore, you will easily be able to talk about sensitive subjects, or carry our confidential or sensitive negotiations over the phone, without any fear that your conversations might be bugged by any prying ears. Naturally, if your counterpart has a mobile phone which is not equipped with the same encryption system, should his phone be bugged, your voice could be heard; it is therefore advisable to use at least two (or more) encrypted cell phones, to be used by the people whose conversations you wish to keep secret.

For more information about how the encryption software works, and the models of mobile phones on which it can be installed, we advise you to visit the Endoacustica website, and contact our specialists for specific advice tailored on your needs.

Stealth Phone and anonymous SIM card, for an absolute privacy

February 9, 2010 Technology No Commenti

More than once, on this blog we mentioned the Stealth Phone, that is, a mobile phone which, thanks to a piece of software discreetly installed, is capable of working on the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier) number, which unequivocally identifies each and every cellphone in the world, and of making itself fully protected from any attempt at eavesdropping.

In fact, mobile phone call interception is carried out noy only, as one might think, by searching for the phone number, but also by using the IMEI number which identifies the handset, as well as the IMSI which is used to authenticate the SIM card mounted on our phone.

In most Western countries, SIM cards can be purchased only by presenting an identification document, and for many network operators they are also linked to a specific handset and its IMEI number. In practice, phone and SIM card are unequivocally linked to a person.

If you need to use your phone for private conversations or confidential business talks, it is advisable to keep the privacy level high by using an untraceable phone just like Stealth, which changes its IMEI number automatically each time it is switched on, basically turning into a different hone each time you use it.

Together with Stealth, the best way to maintain your anonymity is by using a rechargeable SIM card, not connected to any subscription contract which might reveal your identity to others. The problem is that in most countries, even to purchase a rechargeable card, a personal document must be presented, and this means that we would not be able to achieve a fully anonymous phone experience.

Fortunately though, thanks to Endoacustica it is possible to purchase form an extensive selection of anonymous SIM cards, that is, rechargeable phone cards, manufactured in several foreign countries, that do not require an identity document to be presented.

Furthermore, with this kind of service, recharging your credit on your mobile phone can be done with a Western Union money transfer, instead of using a bank transfer or, even worse, a credit card purchase, transactions which could become a visible link between your person and the anonymous phone number.

By adding an anonymous SIM card to a Stealth untraceable phone you will be completely safe and protected from interceptions.

In order to add one further layer of protection, we have created a new version of our Stealth software. This version, which can be used on a normal Nokia 6021 handset, will allow you to receive a notification in the highly unlikely case of an interception attempt.

In that case, your Nokia Stealth will discreetly vibrate, and at that point all you have to do is switch it off, then turn it on again to have a new IMEI number generated, and be once again safe from any unauthorized attempt at listening to your calls.

Thanks to these simple precautions, you will be able to carry out confidential business talks, private negotiations, or simply stay in touch with your loved ones, in a completely safe manner. Just make sure that your counterpart is equipped with the same level of protection and the same equipment, and you will no longer need to worry.

For more information about anonymous phone cards and invisible phones, we advise you to visit the Endoacustica website.

Micro Earpiece: Equipment No Surveillance Agency Can Afford to Neglect

February 8, 2010 Technology No Commenti

Wireless Micro Earpiece

Jagson Global Network was a private detective agency run by Mr. Steve Jagson. He had a small team of eight detectives and its office located at the top floor his apartments. Jagson had over twenty years of experience in detective and surveillance activities. The agency was just four years old but gained quite a reputation for itself in the field.

The credit belonged to none other than Jagson and his acumen in utilizing advance technology for the purpose. But many times, communicating secretly with the men on mission proved troublesome for him. His men needed his guidance at many crucial moments but could not communicate openly. Going away from the scene to communicate or use of mobile phones proved a distracting and wasted lot of crucial time.

Jagson was hell bent on finding a perfect technical solution to discrete listening problems in surveillance activities. He approached none other than Endoacustica Europe, leading manufacturers of surveillance equipment. After going through their unbelievable wide range of products, he picked up Ear-GSM kit. It is a cordless invisible micro earpiece that snugs inside the ear and is almost invisible to the naked eye.

This 12x6x5 mm piece is so powerful that it can covertly listen to any conversation, without compromising on clarity, from where a cell phone is kept. It works with transmitters as well as cellular phones. This invisible micro earpiece can receive voice signal from any distance. Its standard zinc-air battery can last 50-100 hours. To adapt to latest technology, it comes with Bluetooth collar as well.

The performance of Jagson’s team enhanced dramatically. With the help of invisible micro earpiece, Jagson could guide and control his men precisely to accomplish missions.

An Illegal Empire Comes Down Crashing

February 5, 2010 Technology No Commenti

An Illegal Empire Comes Down Crashing

This was going to be a never before opportunity for the City Police Department. They got an inside information that Mr. Robin Leister was hosting a big bash on his marriage anniversary; and many people wanted by police were expected to attend the party.

Leister was a famous industrialist. He made his fortune mainly in brewery and liquor business. But the police knew that he ran a drugs racket under the disguise and his anniversary bash will be attended by many people linked to his racket and drug paddling.

City Police Chief Mr. Pereira was ready with his plan. He printed a fake invitation card and trained one of his best personnel to attend the party. It could fetch crucial information about the drugs racket and the people present over there. But the problem was that except him, nobody knew the insides of the mansion where the big celebration was planned to be held. Further, only he could give the clues about the people at the party and how to deal with them.

Pereira’s experience and research came handy. He purchased Micro earpiece, a wireless ear piece that could enable discreet, two ways communication. It is so tiny that it could easily fit inside the earlobe. It requires very less energy and can operate for 15 to 30 hours on zinc-air battery. It is so sensitive that it can pick up very subtle and distant noises but filters unnecessary background noise.

Need not say, with the help of Micro earpiece, a wireless earpiece Pereira guided his man precisely to go around in the party, talk to various guests and collect critical information about the drug racket. A tiny wireless earpiece brought an illegal empire down.

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