It is no longer something that we are ‘dreaming up’ nor were we sucked into the vortex of a ‘conspiracy theory’. The proof is here…the facts have arrived.
So, you thought that new ‘encryption’ of cellphone data provided you with unlimited security…think again. It hasn’t.
Your phone is NOT secure and NEVER will be! It CAN’T be! This is the ‘theory’ I explore in my book, The Elevator, released last fall. How can you secure something that is streaming out more information and telemetry than the Apollo Lunar module 24 hours a day? The sheer mass of data that a phone is transmitting cannot be fully secured. There are too many routes that it has to take, each with its own vulnerabilities. The cellphone itself is vulnerable if it is ever out of your possession, but then from there it gets even more complex. As the phone looks for a signal via the nearest tower it becomes vulnerable to things such as a Stingray (which I covered in earlier posts), from there if it does connect to a tower all ‘messages’ load onto this network’s tower server to await delivery. (Imagine the ‘recipient’ phone is off for the night, but when they turn it on the next morning they have seven emails, three voicemails, and twelve text messages…the question is this: Where were they all night? They were stored on the tower server or some such place). These places of storage are not only vulnerable, but can become records available to law enforcement through a warrant. Some data may stay on the server for many days if not weeks. We could go on, but to get to the meat of the matter, the real issue, the thing that unravels the whole ideal of mobile privacy, that which pales all other methods of phone hacking…the SIM card.
The SIM card is the network identification for the phone. Without the SIM it doesn’t know who or what it is on a/the cellular network. The SIM card is a fully separate entity from the phone with its own FIRMWARE and processing power. It is a mini-computer. It is now confirmed to be hacked or ‘hackable’.
Get the skinny via a document disclosed by Edward Snowden!! Click HERE.