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Rogue Cell Towers Are The Industrial Espionage Threat of The Decade

Last week news broke that ESD America, which manufacturers the $3,500 Cryptophone (a security hardened Samsung Galaxy S3) has discovered 19 rogue cell towers across the United States which were hoovering up SMS and data from phones as well as intercepting calls. ESD America found these towers as its Cryptophone alerts users when calls are being forced over unencrypted bandwidth via 2G from a nameless cell tower (cell towers from big telcos are always named). ESD America’s CEO, Les Goldsmith, is unsure of why there are so many rogue base stations (called interceptors) within the United States but is concerned about the high number of