Listen to "Reality Check with Ben Swann" on Spreaker.

Fake Cell Phone Towers Intercepting Android and iOS Devices

Must Read

Watch: Ben Swann on Media, Politics, and ISE Media on The Ripple Effect Podcast

In my recent interview with Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect podcast, I enjoyed a great discussion on current and past events impacting the world and talked about the launch of my new platform, ISE Media. In this interview I was able to share some of my background in my 20 years of journalism and explained how 2012 in particular was an awakening to the way that mainstream media operates.

Yale Study To Manipulate Americans Into Taking C0VID Vaccine

Yale University is conducting a study to figure out how to best create effect "messaging" in order to convince Americans to take the upcoming C0VlD vaccine.

Interview on The Last American Vagabond: Fighting Modern Censorship

In this interview for The Last American Vagabond, I had a fantastic discussion with founder Ryan Cristian about how...
Rachel Blevins
Rachel Blevins is a journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.

Following revelations from Edward Snowden, which showed that the government was compromising the cell phone activity of innocent Americans, technology companies have worked to create devices that are beyond the government’s reach. The creation of a device called the CryptoPhone 500 shed light on the amount of data that was being intercepted from other devices, using fake cell phone towers.

According to Popular Science, the CryptoPhone 500 is a device which features high-powered encryption and is “marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy SIII body.”

The CEO of ESD America, Les Goldsmith, said that the CryptoPhone 500 runs a customized version of Android that “removes 468 vulnerabilities that his engineering team found in the stock installation of the OS.”

- Newsletter -

Goldsmith said that his mobile security team found that the version of the Android OS, which comes on the standard Samsung Galaxy SIII, “leaks data to parts unknown 80-90 times every hour.”

Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated,” said Goldsmith.  “One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found 8 different interceptors on that trip.

Regarding the origin of these interceptors, Goldsmith said that they are still unknown. He mentioned that what his team found suspicious was the fact that “a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases.”  

“So we begin to wonder – are some of them U.S. government interceptors?  Or are some of them Chinese interceptors?” said Goldsmith.  “Whose interceptor is it?  Who are they, that’s listening to calls around military bases?  Is it just the U.S. military, or are they foreign governments doing it?”

According to We Live Security, the existence of these interceptors “can only be seen on specialized devices, such as the custom Android security OS used by CryptoPhone, which includes various security features – including ‘baseband attack detection.'”

Popular Science maintained that the Interceptors found in the U.S. vary widely in expense and sophistication, and that “whether your phone uses Android or iOS, it also has a second operating system that runs on a part of the phone called a baseband processor.

This baseband processor worked as a “communications middleman” between the phone and the cell towers. A senior security consultant at Matasano Security, Mathew Rowley, described the baseband processor as “one of the more difficult things to get into or even communicate with.”

- Advertisement -

Featrued Sponsors

Unstoppable Domains

Uncensorable blockchain domains. Every domain purchase supports Ben Swann and Truth in Media

Holland Center

Holland Center is a day treatment program and medical clinic for children with autism.

Pure VPN

Military grade privacy on all devices.
- Advertisement -

Latest News

video

Watch: Ben Swann on Media, Politics, and ISE Media on The Ripple Effect Podcast

In my recent interview with Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect podcast, I enjoyed a great discussion on current and past events impacting the world and talked about the launch of my new platform, ISE Media. In this interview I was able to share some of my background in my 20 years of journalism and explained how 2012 in particular was an awakening to the way that mainstream media operates.

Yale Study To Manipulate Americans Into Taking C0VID Vaccine

Yale University is conducting a study to figure out how to best create effect "messaging" in order to convince Americans to take the upcoming C0VlD vaccine.
video

Interview on The Last American Vagabond: Fighting Modern Censorship

In this interview for The Last American Vagabond, I had a fantastic discussion with founder Ryan Cristian about how modern censorship is being done...
video

NEW Study Shows HYDR0XYCHL0R0QUINE Cuts COVID Death Rate In Half

It is the most controversial word on social media HYDR0XYCHL0R0QUlNE. What is the truth about this drug? It turns out there was a study...
video

“Masks Make Us Slaves” Massive Protests in Germany Over C0VlD Lockdown

Massive protests in Berlin, Germany over the weekend as reports of 10's of thousands up to possibly a million or more people took to...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This