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SnoopSnitch App uses radio signals to find nearby tracking devices


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

 

A new free App on the Google play market, created by security researchers Alex Senier, Karsten Nohl, and Tobias Engel from SRLabs in Berlin, called SnoopSnitch is now available. SnoopSnitch can detect and warn smartphone users if their devices are giving up their personal information and connecting to them. The security researchers presented their App at the recently concluded Chaos Computer Congress’ annual hackers conference in Hamburg.

The official Google Play listing reads: ‘SnoopSnitch collects and analyzes mobile radio data to make you aware of your mobile network security and to warn you about threats like fake base stations (IMSI catchers), user tracking, and SS7 attacks.’

The SnoopSnitch App scans for signals that indicate a switch from a legitimate tower to a International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catcher aka ‘stingray’, where information may be being collected for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking the movement of smart-phone users.

 

The app can’t prevent a smart-phone from connecting to stingrays, but it does let a user know there is surveillance in a certain area.

SnoopSnitch App uses radio signals to find nearby tracking devices

 

 

 



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 08:09 AM

Hey Nick

I saw this post and thought what an awesome app so I jumped on my phone and went to the play store. I have a galaxy sph-l710 but unfortunately the play store says there is no compatible version for my phone. Do you know of an alternative that will work on my phone? Thanks



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Too bad the news article left out an important tidbit:

*This app requires root access and will only run on devices with Qualcomm chipset.*

Kind of a selective audience, if you ask me. And loads of reviews saying it doesn't work on 'their' device.

@computerrepairwpb:I don't see a similar app of it's kind anywhere.

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