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I vaguely remember that, if you could impersonate a BTS, you can crack a GSM SIM and clone it in no more than 6 hours.
The OpenBTS project - an open-source GSM base station
Posted Sep 4, 2008 18:54 UTC (Thu) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
In which part of the world? US? The news item mentioned "developing
Posted Sep 4, 2008 19:05 UTC (Thu) by pcampe (guest, #28223)
I don't see any problem in access the OpenBTS web site (that sooner or later will contain schematics, source code, ecc..) for people living in the first world.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 0:06 UTC (Fri) by JoeBuck (subscriber, #2330)
Posted Sep 4, 2008 19:06 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
I would think it would be completely legal if you have a radio operators license of some sort. I mean it's not like the government can make it illegal for people start their own cellular phone companies.
Posted Sep 4, 2008 20:56 UTC (Thu) by pcampe (guest, #28223)
Posted May 21, 2009 14:52 UTC (Thu) by 071203 (guest, #58711)
Posted Sep 4, 2008 21:47 UTC (Thu) by dburgess00 (guest, #53751)
As the guy who filed the FCC application for the Burning Man GSM test, I can tell you that what we
did was completely legal. Our license was WD9XKN, STA file #0353-EX-ST-2008, good for one
week in an area 10 miles NE of Gerlach, NV. We also coordinated spectrum use with a licensed
cellular carrier in the area. All of this is presented in the project web page.
What you describe is an IMSI-catcher. That's not what we were doing.
-- David A. Burgess
Posted Sep 4, 2008 22:03 UTC (Thu) by pcampe (guest, #28223)
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