Security enhancement for IMSI catcher and Silent SMS
Hello CalyxOS Team,
after a conversation with Torsten Grote, he mentioned I should make a request
for an improvement from the CalyxOS security features.
Today a huge threat for smartphone users are IMSI Catcher and Silent SMS.
A little info about it.
How SMS is used to track the location of a mobile device
It is possible with an open source Android app to get warnings for this threats
The disadvantage of the app is that it needs root rights and a has a few other requirements
- Root privileges enabled
- Qualcomm based chipset
- Stock Android ROM, version 4.1.2 or higher
- Note. Custom Android ROMs may or may not work depending on the availability
- of a Qualcomm DIAG kernel driver (DIAG_CHAR)
CalyxOS avoids root rights and my request would be, if it is possible to
preinstall SnoopSnitch as a system app?
The version 1. from Snoopsnitch would be sufficient.
The version 2. adds a Android Patch Analysis Feature which is not necessary.
It would be a huge security benefit if you could add a protection against IMS catcher and Silent SMS.
Other opensource project exist as well