Is it theoretically possible for someone to hack into service providerhacking ISP subscriber devices
Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:48 AM
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." ~ Muhammad Ali
I don't really know much on the subject myself, but don't let anyone tell you it's impossible. I do know that you can do a lot with GSM that you shouldn't be able to, but that's a dying technology. The future of cell networks is in LTE. Years from now 3G technologies will have all but died, but according to a lot of networking sites, LTE will still be alive and kicking. At the bottom of this post I've linked an interesting article on jamming an LTE signal. Another thing to keep in mind is that, with wideband RF technology like LTE a clear line of sight can make a huge difference in performance, hence why we have ridiculously tall cell towers everywhere these days. If your protagonist wanted to jam a signal being sent by a tower, and then send his own in it's stead, having a high vantage point would be very beneficial.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:51 AM
Even if the system has been secured (there aren't any easy vulnerabilities in the database) a compromised GPS tracker could post false data to it which would lead the authorities to wherever they would want.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:14 AM
I can't really elaborate on the question very well, nor do I want to (no offense).
I just wanted to say, that is an amazing quote. Also, (no offense again) I hope that isn't the final title of your book. Something about it... eh.
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