Cell phone cloning : Cell phone cloning INTRODUCTION : INTRODUCTION WHAT IS CELL PHONE CLONING?
HOW IS CELL CLONING DONE?
HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CELL HAS BEEN CLONED?
CAN CALLS ON CLONED PHONE BE TRACKED?
HOW TO PREVENT CELL CLONING WHAT IS CELL PHONE CLONING? : WHAT IS CELL PHONE CLONING? Cell phone cloning is copying the identity of one mobile telephone to another mobile telephone.
The purpose of cell phone cloning is making fraudulent telephone calls.
The bills for the calls go to the legitimate subscriber.
The cloner is also able to make effectively anonymous calls,
which attracts another group
of interested users. HOW IS CELL CLONING DONE? : HOW IS CELL CLONING DONE? Cloning involved modifying or replacing the EPROM in the phone with a new chip which would allow you to configure an ESN via software.
You would also have to change the MIN. When you had successfully changed the ESN/MIN pair, your phone was an effective clone of the other phone. WHAT IS AN ESN/MIN PAIR : WHAT IS AN ESN/MIN PAIR The ESN (Electronic serial number) is the serial number of your cell phone and a MIN (Mobile Identification Number)
is simply the phone number of cell phone.
HOW THIEVES DETECT ESN/MIN PAIR
Cellular thieves can captures ESN/MIN using devices such as cell phone reader or digital data interpreter (DD). These devices specially manufactured to intercept ESN/MINs HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CELL HAS BEEN CLONED : HOW TO KNOW THAT THE CELL HAS BEEN CLONED Frequent wrong number phone calls to your phone, or hang-ups.
Difficulty in placing outgoing calls.
Difficulty in retrieving voice mail messages.
Incoming calls constantly receiving busy signals.
Unusual calls appearing on your phone bills HOW TO PREVENT CELL CLONING ? : HOW TO PREVENT CELL CLONING ? The MIN often can be dialed from other wireless or wire line networks.
The number differs from the electronic serial number (ESN), which is the unit number assigned by a phone manufacturer. MINs and ESNs can be checked electronically to help prevent fraud.
Always set a Pin that's required before the phone can be used.
Check that all mobile devices are covered by a corporate security policy.
Keep in touch with your phone details. CONCLUSION : CONCLUSION Presently the cellular phone industry relies on common law (fraud and theft) and in-house counter measures to address cellular phone fraud.
The enactment of legislation to prosecute crimes related to cellular phones is not viewed as a priority.
However. It is essential that intended mobile crime legislation be comprehensive enough to incorporate cellular phone fraud, in particular "cloning fraud" as a specific crime.
Mobile Cloning Is in initial stages in India so preventive steps should be taken by the network provider and the Government