Detecting IMSI-Catcher Using Soft Computing
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionCommunications in Computer and Information Science 2015:129-140 10.1007/978-981-287-936-3_13
Lately, from a secure system providing adequate user’s protection of confidentiality and privacy, the mobile communication has been degraded to be a less trustful one due to the revelation of IMSI catchers that enable mobile phone tapping. To fight against these illegal infringements there are a lot of activities aiming at detecting these IMSI catchers. However, so far the existing solutions are only device-based and intended for the users in their self-protection. This paper presents an innovative network-based IMSI catcher solution that makes use of machine learning techniques. After giving a brief description of the IMSI catcher the paper identifies the attributes of the IMSI catcher anomaly. The challenges that the proposed system has to surmount are also explained. Last but least, the overall architecture of the proposed Machine Learning based IMSI catcher Detection system is described thoroughly.