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CAPEC-619: Signal Strength Tracking

Signal Strength Tracking
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Attack Pattern ID: 619
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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In this attack scenario, the attacker passively monitors the signal strength of the target’s cellular RF signal or WiFi RF signal and uses the strength of the signal (with directional antennas and/or from multiple listening points at once) to identify the source location of the signal. Obtaining the signal of the target can be accomplished through multiple techniques such as through Cellular Broadcast Message Request or through the use of IMSI Tracking or WiFi MAC Address Tracking.

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Skill or Knowledge Level: Low

Commercial tools are available.

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CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2015-11-09Internal_CAPEC_Team

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