Obtaining IMSI by software-defined radio (RTL-SDR)

@article{Bulychev2018ObtainingIB,
  title={Obtaining IMSI by software-defined radio (RTL-SDR)},
  author={Roman V. Bulychev and Dmitry E. Goncharov and Irina F. Babalova},
  journal={2018 IEEE Conference of Russian Young Researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EIConRus)},
  year={2018},
  pages={21-23}
}
RTL-SDR is the cheapest and the most widespread software-defined radio devices which has the ability to receive GSM downlink signal. Soldering together clock generators of two such receivers with the help of Multi-RTL utility gives an opportunity to receive uplink traffic too. Obtaining personal data, namely IMSI of the user is carried out by modification of Multi-RTL so that it could work in real time and extraction of location update request and identity response from the traffic. 

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Multi-RTL. Retrieved from Piotr Krysik's Webpage: https://ptrkrysik.github.io

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