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Last night I was having drinks in the bar where I met and chatted to a lady. She's a graduate and currently working for Deloitte. She was fascinated with what I do and mentioned she tried to get into cyber consultancy at her firm but was put off by the men who was sexist and belittled her. She's not the first female to be put off working in this industry because of the actions of few. The old-boys networks still dominate this industry when it comes to hiring staff; and the lack of female role models in the field means a cyber security career can seem unrealistic to most. I offer mentoring and access to my network for some, but how can we encourage more women into this field? How do we change the behaviours of some (a lot of) men who still see girls as eye candy or only good for admin tasks?
@Snubs, for xmas i got myself a shiny and new bladeRFx40. YAY! Knowing your love for all things SDR, I wanted to share with you a synopsis of my adventures with the bladeRF. I have set up a raspberryPi with YateBTS and gps-sdr-sim: https://github.com/osqzss/gps-sdr-sim
I am now able to run my own GSM BTS or spoof a GPS satellite that tells nearby devices they are actually at the Kremlin.. fun.
YateBTS obviously really caught my interest as i quickly discovered after buying a pack of $1 sim cards a best buy and putting them in a couple of unlocked devices, I was able to get the ATT cards to automatically connect to my BTS using MCC:310 and MNC:410 in combination to make my BTS appear to be an ATT tower. (no worries, as i did this in a lead box to prevent my signal from leaking to the real world, wouldn't want to go to interfere with the outside world) I was also able to get T-mobile cards to connect by manually forcing them, but i suppose i could find the MCC and MNC for them as well and get an auto connect.
Anyway, YATES is set up to automatically send a greeting SMS to phones that connect, of which i of course altered to say "Emergency Alert: Someone has farted" But it got me thinking, if someone like me with little to no real knowledge around RF was able to do this for under $500 and a 12 hour investiment, why is GSM still being used. seems like anyone could build an IMSI catcher or stingray. One could potentially go into a public venue with bad cell reception and start sending "greeting messages" to all the GSM phones with roaming enabled, creating a localized histeria of "wait, who farted?!?" Now of course my curious mind is wondering how secure the Emergency Broadcast system is as well? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_Broadcast
I would love to see you do a segment on this..