Seems like your average, everyday grocery getter, right?
Yeah, social engineering is fun, eh?
It houses open source SDR software and hardware not too different from “other” SIGINT programs .gov uses.
Interesting article and an interesting video from the developer– well worth your time. And while this exercise’s goal was to prove a couple points- being that cell phone SIGINT can be done relatively cheap when open sourced, and to prove that you are indeed being spied upon- the pointers given are not far out of reach, and can be done for far less than his $5000 price tag if one is more concerned with the simpler tactical communications realm of two way communications.
It can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it, but SDR is an amazingly powerful piece of kit and an incredible frontier, and the options are nearly limitless. There’s no reason not to take advantage of it, even a basic $25 dongle and used laptop(preferably with a Linux build OS), if for nothing else to see what’s out there. And while Red’s setup is far more complicated than what’s shown at right, everything has to start somewhere.
Exploit the opportunity granted by cheap technology.