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Researchers discover unique digital fingerprint hidden in cell phone signals

By Shawn Knight
Aug 5, 2013
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  1. It’s common for criminals in the know to regularly swap SIM cards in their cell phones or even change the handset’s identification code to elude law enforcement. That may no longer be an effective method as the researchers at the...

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,159   +73

    Not impressively accurate enough when one innocent person suffers in prison.
     
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  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    Interesting...there is always a way around.
     
  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 687   +157

    Guess the NSA will have a new entry for everyone soon.
     
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,257   +50

    Doesn't exactly make sense. What are they tracking? Not a phone number.
     
  6. Probably the radio/signal frequency that is unique to the hardware. each phone is producing a frequency code that is consistent.

    if they know the manufacturer can make a freqeuncy such as 101010101, they can intercept signals and look at there frequency, if the signal is making 101010101 they more than likely are looking at a signal from there target.
     

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