The aim of FakeBTS.com project is to detect fake BTS stations and prevent attacks, using a Linux computer and hardware that allows us to scan the frequencies of GSM / GPRS.
And what is a fake cell or fake BTS? Just as someone can create a wireless network with the same name as our original and try to “sniff” our internet traffic (AP rogue), you can create a tiny GSM / GPRS network so our mobile phones will connect to this enemy cell. From this moment, all our communications using mobile phone are in the hands of our attacker; Internet traffic, calls and short messages (SMS). The false cell is also known as; Fake BTS, BTS rogue o IMSI catcher (the purpose of such device is different, but it is also an intrusion ).
How can I realize that my phone is being attacked? Unfortunately our phone (even a Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, or latest model that you want) will not notice the difference between this fake network and a real network; we can make calls and browse the internet with our smartphone that we never will realize that we are being hacked.
Ok, but What do I need or what skills do I need to move forward? The aim of this project is to create a platform on a Linux system where you can monitor these attacks, so you will only need some knowledge on Linux OS .
If you are still interested, download it to test fake BTS detection.