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text message cloning

by blazebd / December 14, 2012 10:32 AM PST

Has anyone heard of a way to have a text message sent remotely so it looks like someone's own android device sent a text message (but the owner of the android device did NOT actually send it). The cell carrier claims the text was sent from the device/regularly used towers. How was this done??!! Thanks in advance for your help!!!

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It's called spoofing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 12:06 PM PST
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but it's android??!!
by blazebd / December 14, 2012 1:59 PM PST
In reply to: It's called spoofing.

Thanks Bob! Can this be done on an android device? More importantly, the text was supposedly sent from my device - nothing appeared, even in the text log and only found out about it from the charges on my bill. I certainly didn't text afghanistan!

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by blazebd / December 14, 2012 2:14 PM PST
In reply to: but it's android??!!

sprint uses CDMA...maybe spoofers figured out that service/android now!

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It appears you didn't do the research.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 11:40 PM PST
In reply to: but it's android??!!

I do not want to add how in the forum. I named what it was and supplied an article about it. I do not want to name the app for android or anything else. I don't want to upset you but do you understand why I don't supply a how to spoof step by step and give you where to get the app?

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appears you didn't understand
by blazebd / December 15, 2012 3:41 AM PST

Bob, I did. In fact, I pulled several things prior to posting. Evidently you missed my point! I had no interest in performing this but to get to the bottom of how it was done to me! It is a nasty and costly little spoof, particularly when used for nefarious reasons. What I had seen was not as specific; although, I'm learning as I go. I will thank you for pointing me in the right direction!

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OK, but without me detailing how to do it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2012 4:14 AM PST

Without me detailing how to do this, can I supply an answer for you? My background involves 2-way Cellular pager systems and not what you think. I have been on the design teams that designed the computer boards and radios that sit behind the antennas. What I know is that such systems are not that secure and I'd like to get you an answer you can use. But it I'll repeat it again. I can't in good conscious write how to do this in detail. I can share what it's called and supply an article about it.

Maybe someone will but I want no part in propagating this problem.

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by blazebd / December 15, 2012 8:07 AM PST

Agreed and understood! This was enough, I was able to investigate further and truly appreciate it!
Happy Hols!

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(NT) Thanks. Glad you understand it all now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 1:40 AM PST
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