The system integrates and synthesises data from both types of sensors in a national situation report for cellular communications, allowing network operators, government agencies and information critical industries, for the first time, to detect and combat rogue base stations used for eavesdropping and fraudulent activities in real time.
Without a dedicated detection and protection system, the existing cellular infrastructure can no longer be trusted:
- IMSI Catchers
IMSI catchers are being widely used by state and nonstate actors as size, cost and procurement hurdles are continuously falling.
- Hostile Takeover of Baseband Processors
The air interface of present-day smartphones, tablet computers and M2M devices can be exploited for grave attacks. Baseband processors are highly vulnerable and often not under control even of manufacturers. Baseband processors often control the audio path directly (room bugs) or would allow Denial of Service attacks (phone not reachable).
- Modified PicoCells
PicoCells are targets of attacks as well as tools for active attacks.
- Other Air Interface Attacks
Jamming of mobile bands/frequencies using Denial of Service (DoS) and forcing the network down to the less secure 2G network.