Know How IMEI Number Becomes Dangerous

May 16, 2018
Know How IMEI Number Become Dangerous

Know How IMEI Number Becomes Dangerous

According to the Delhi Police reports a gang using the Chinese phone hacking software and change the IMEI numbers.

As per the reports police found a software named ‘Best Smart Tool’ and the device called Z3xbox from a China-based firm.

Know How IMEI Number Becomes Dangerous

The software was installed in a laptop and the phone connected to it. After connecting the phone software will delete the exisiting IMEI number.

After this as developer insert the new SIM card, the phone relayed a new IMEi number to the towers. But this process has also some limitations.

Know How IMEI Number Becomes Dangerous

A hacker could only choose from a set of few IMEI numbers. As a result, multiple phones would have the same number. Also, IMEIs could be changed only once using the software.

As per the police reports these gangs are a threat to national security as fake or new IMEI numbers make the task of tracking phones tougher. They suspect the gangs have clients in J&K.

Know How IMEI Number Becomes Dangerous

Earlier, criminals and terror suspects used to buy Chinese phones that didn’t have IMEI numbers. Then the Indian government made it mandatory for all handsets to have IMEI numbers.

Now, crooks have found a way to bypass these numbers too. Police have intensified operations to find out gangs indulging in IMEI hackings in Gaffar Market, Karol Bagh.


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