Posts

September 17, 2014

+
10:15 PM | Washington D.C. Is Littered With Phony Cell Towers
The White House Wikimedia Commons Continuing a sort of cross-country tour to detect phony cell towers, also known as interceptors or IMSI catchers, researchers associated with the security firm ESD America have detected 15 of the covert devices in Washington D.C., plus three more in nearby Virginia. The company used their ultrasecure CryptoPhone 500 to search for the interceptors, which can compromise phones through baseband hardware […]

September 15, 2014

+
1:00 PM | Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The Country?
Who Is Running Interceptor Towers? Homeland On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers, surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of the interceptors were found in the United States in August, and two more popped up on September 5: one in Garden City, NY and another in downtown Las Vegas. They were spotted by owners of the approximately $3,500 CryptoPhone 500 […]
+
1:00 PM | Who Is Running Phony Cell Phone Towers Around The United States?
Who Is Running Interceptor Towers? Homeland On August 29, Popular Science published a map of interceptor towers -- surveillance devices that masquerade as cell phone towers to intercept voice and data transmissions from every cell user in an area. 19 of the interceptors were found in the United States in August, and two more popped up on September 5: one in Garden City, NY, and another in downtown Las Vegas. They were spotted by owners of the CryptoPhone 500 device, […]

September 09, 2014

+
8:11 PM | Augmented Reality Visor Will Overlay Data On The Real World
Terminator Vision Orion Pictures Playing a first-person shooter like Call of Duty with a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift or the Sony Morpheus seems like a recipe for ultra-realistic gaming bliss – until you sprint after virtual Germans and plow right into your actual living room wall.   When you wear a screen on your face, “there’s a lack of situational awareness of the actual world,” says Leap Motion co-founder Michael […]

August 28, 2014

+
7:40 PM | Supersize Your DIY Computing With Tiny Titan
Tiny Titan runs a particle simulator. Each Raspberry Pi chip calculates the motion of one set of objects, communicating with its neighbors about the other particles’ locations. On a real supercomputer, this type of code can model galaxies or ocean wave Photo Courtesy of Adam Simpson Oak Ridge National Laboratory is most famously home to the Titan supercomputer, capable of performing more than 20 quadrillion calculations every second. But the lab also houses the lesser known […]

August 27, 2014

+
6:45 PM | The Rise Of The Crypto Phone
Good luck hacking into this guy. Photograph by Brian Klutch Between revelations of NSA spying and a sense that marketers and hackers are picking our digital pockets, we’re all getting a little edgy about cellular security. Hence the rapid growth of the cryptophone industry. Most of the handsets run on “hardened” versions of Android that make privacy the default for app permissions and network connections. Wary users can also employ tools to convert voice or text messages […]
+
5:00 PM | Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls
Unencrypted Connection Les Goldsmith Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy SIII body, features high-powered encryption. Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America, says the phone also runs a customized or "hardened" version of Android that removes 468 vulnerabilities that his engineering team team found in the stock […]
1
7 Results