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White-Stingray: Evaluating IMSI Catchers Detection Applications

Abstract:

IMSI catchers, also known as fake base station threats, have recently become a real concern. There are currently a few freely available tools to detect such threats, most of which are Android apps that warn users when they are connected to the fake cellular base station.

In this paper, we evaluate these Android apps and test how resistant they are against various attacking techniques. Such an evaluation is important for not only measuring the available defense against IMSI catchers...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Computer Science
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Computer Science
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Horizon 2020 no. 671562 5G-ENSURE
Publisher:
USENIX Publisher's website
Journal:
WOOT17: 11th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies Journal website
Host title:
WOOT 17: 11th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies
Publication date:
2017-08-16
Acceptance date:
2017-06-27
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707780
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uuid:15738ed0-c144-49e9-a4fa-466362cf7754
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pubs:707780
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2017-07-31

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