Why is it important to detect IMSI Catcher?
An IMSI Catcher is a cell phone monitoring kit that has active intercept capabilities, it simulates a cell tower mobile network, establishing a fake connection between the mobile phone and the station. Which means once the IMSI Catcher enters the network it represents the strongest tower available and attracts all surrounding devices.
The device can capture various pieces of identifiable information including the IMSI and IMEI, respectively identifiers for SIM card and cell phone. In addition, it can be possible, sometimes, to monitor the phone’s activities such as messages texts, calls, chats, etc.
How can we prevent this?
Using SecurCube® LTE IMSI Catcher Detector it is possible to collect information regarding environmental BTS variations:
the preventive action PROTECTION MODE BASE
the monitoring action PROTECTION MODE MEDIUM
the real time action PROTECTION MODE HIGH