8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2017 8:13 AM by uscdadnyc

    DYI - IMSI catcher with ras pi.

    natebroken

      Hi,

       

      i want to build as part of my school project an IMSI catcher for GSM - be able to make it and if my device is in the room/lab (not outside) it will be able to intercept calls/SMS/data and will connect with my base station instead of carrier base station.

      i want to verify what is the needed hardware/software as i have NO prior experience playing with it (that's the challenge and gap i want to take).

       

      i want to achieve it with Ras pi like was done here:

      http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/21/raspberry-pi-used-to-replace-a-30-foot-gsm-base-station-and-create-a-working-mobile-network/

      i found other references for raspi:

      http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36400&p=396624

      Proof of Concept shows how to make your own GSM phone network using $35 Raspberry Pi | Plan8

       

      i have the following hardware:

      http://www.cooking-hacks.com/gprs-quadband-module-sim900-for-arduino

      http://www.cooking-hacks.com/internal-4g-3g-gprs-gsm-antenna

      http://www.cooking-hacks.com/documentation/tutorials/raspberry-pi-to-arduino-shields-connection-bridge

      http://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi

       

      Question - is this all the needed hardware for similar project? is there something else i need to buy/get?

      as i could see in the above reference they mentioned/used product named ETTUS Research USRP B100 software programmable radio:

      http://www.ettus.com/product

       

      Question - the software i need to run/install over ras pi is 'OpenBTS'?

      http://openbts.org/

      i saw also something called openBSC and other related project that i am not sure what is the difference from one to each other and what is needed.

       

      can i achieve it with my current hardwar elist + openbts or i misunderstood the whole thing.

       

      thank you.