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Here’s a new app that can detect International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers by keeping a tab if someone is spying on you.
What are IMSI catchers?
They are eavesdropping devices used for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking the movement of smartphone users. The device called SnoopSnitch enables to identify the IMSI catchers.
It may be recalled that security experts recently revealed a massive security flaw that could let hackers listen in on private calls and read text messages on mobile networks.
This could be really dangerous. The hackers can get access to such information is by using IMSI catchers or ‘stingrays.
The device can detect IMSI catchers and warn smartphone users if their devices are giving up their personal information and connecting to them.
The app scans for signals that indicate a switch from a legitimate tower to a ‘stingray’, where information may be being collected.
The app currently works with Android handsets that have Qualcomm chips inside such as Sony and Samsung Galaxy models.