Why are you interested in illegal cell phone jammer? Experts say faulty devices that interfere with cellphone signals are illegal and potentially dangerous. Why did someone see them on Google on Monday? You can thank a Philadelphia man who's had enough of people shooting on his daily bus ride, and a local reporter happens to be driving. A few days after the story was released on Friday, people seem to have a newfound interest in these devices. These devices can be purchased online at prices ranging from $40 to $1,000, which has caught the attention of security experts.
Richard Mislan, an assistant professor of computer science and information technology at Purdue University, said: "Ordinary people who don't know when to start using these things will bug them." "It is not obvious that all wireless connection systems are behind the scenes and maintain data communication in our daily lives." Last week, Philadelphia broadcaster NBC10 reported that a man admitted to using a cellphone jammer to get to and from work to take his talking partner away.
The man said: "I'm very likely to master the law myself and I'm proud of it." He was called "Eric" by the broadcaster. He called someone using the phone on a public bus which was annoying and unpleasant. "A lot of people are very loud with no sense of justice or privacy or anything like that," Eric said. "If I get tired, I'll tighten the antenna and flip the switch." The story spread. Obviously, got people interested. Throughout the weekend and into Monday afternoon, between searching Lindsay Lohan's "Saturday Night Live" posting and news about the Super Tuesday area code, the "mobile handheld jammer" was one of the top ten searches in Google Trends Search.
The legality of the jammer varies from country to country. It is generally illegal to sell, possess, or use any product in the United States without government permission. These devices can be sold on a few websites. Mislan, a former US Army communications officer, said law enforcement was “very specifically concerned” about how criminals use cellphone jammers. He said, but even a person who doesn't want to do more but just silences a mean neighbor on the bus can cause harm. For example, in the case of Philadelphia, the jammer may interrupt communication between the bus driver and the dispatcher trying to provide emergency or traffic information. This does not apply to other people in the area who may miss important calls (except insulting speakers). "Who plays God on our cell phones?" Mislan said.
The function of the jammer is similar to an online denial of service attack on the website - the jammer sends signals at the same frequency as mobile phones in the area. Mislan said, "Basically, from a layman's perspective, they'll just interrupt the signal in the area." “If desired, their signal will be stronger than any other sound in the area. If a phone tries to connect to the tower, it is impossible, because if you want, another type of noise is on the road. “Under federal law, the illegal use of jammers can result in a jail sentence of up to $16,000. Therefore, if they are illegal and can cause harm, why is it so easy to find jammers online? Mislan said, “It's the internet. I can buy whatever I want anytime, anywhere. "Unfortunately, it's all about the dollar."