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comment Idea for hiding your mobile phones' location, and still be able to place and receive calls. Any suggestions?
Basically this diagram is inspired by what companies use to be able to transfer calls to their employees while they're on the move. The customer just calls the main company number and the companies internal server takes care of the routing to the employees mobile phone. Because the routing to the mobile phone is done internally and over vpn, which can be encrypted, it has the potential to (at least partially) hide your location.
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asked Idea for hiding your mobile phones' location, and still be able to place and receive calls. Any suggestions?
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comment How to bypass restrictive mac address filtering on home network (not malicious)
@Ramhound, bit of a late reply on my part, but that is basically what I did. That way I didn't have to get a new network card for my desktop and I could apply Lucas Kauffmans solution.
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accepted A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
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comment A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
Yeah, if your traffic would be monitored on a packet level, I guess there is not much you can do. But with that amount of attention you're in trouble anyways I guess. What I'm thinking of is just something that keeps your location out of easily accessible logs, like the celltower logs etc. So apart from connection issues and it not beating detailed attention, it could theoretically work?
Aug
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comment A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
From the answer marcel linked to I could see that an IP PBX could bridge a landline to a voip phone. So something like this bit of software would be able to bridge an incoming call on a landline to a smartphone over a wifi connection.
Aug
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comment A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
The fact that the connection comes from your computer is irrelevant as it still is identifiable to you. To reiterate, this is not irrelevant, but actually very important. Because the origin of the call from my computer is what obscures my actual smartphones' location. I hope I've explained my question a little more clearly, and would like to read your response.
Aug
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comment A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
Hi, I've explained myself a little more clearly in the comments of the other answer. I'd appreciate your take on the matter. Thanks!
Aug
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comment A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
It's only marginally effective as it is still your phone It is still my smartphone, that's true. But since it would not be connecting to any towers its location would not be traceable that way. The vpn connection over the open wifi network would be the only connection made by the smartphone. If your cellphone is using data It would not be connecting to a tower for data though. As I said it would be connecting to an open wifi network for that. So for all other connections it could be put in airplane mode, except for the one wifi connection.
Aug
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comment A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible?
It is still your number. That's true, however let's say that the number at home being identified as mine is something I'm fine with, I just want to obscure my actual location by routing all my calls through my home landline. Like a proxy for my phone. The fact that the connection comes from your computer is irrelevant as it still is identifiable to you. The connection is still identifiable to me, that much is true, but the call would seem to be originating from the computer at home, and not from the smartphone I have with me, so my location would be much more difficult to trace.
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accepted Is it possible to connect to a proxy with an ssl (or otherwise encrypted) connection?