In Russia created a system to intercept mobile conversations in offices


Company InfoWatch Natalia Kaspersky has developed a solution that will allow employers to intercept and analyze the contents of conversations of employees on their mobile phones. This writes in Wednesday newspaper “Kommersant”, citing several sources in the Russian IT-companies and employees of the Federal cellular operator.

The CEO of the company Zecurion Alexey Raevskiy, who also heard about the development of this system, explained to the publication that we are talking about a kind of “the femtocell (equipment to enhance the signal of cellular communication. — ) that must be installed on the customer premises and connect to the mobile network operator, but passing through it, the voice traffic will be intercepted, translated into text using the speech recognition systems, and then analyze the keyword on the subject of the transmission of confidential information.”

The development of a prototype of this system has confirmed the publication itself kasperskaya. According to her, the device manufacturer is a third party organisation to disclose the partner she refused.

“It is planned that a hardware device installed in the company will be integrated into the core network of the cellular operator, to make it a trusted base station of the cellular operator. Then, this base station will intercept the voice traffic from mobiles that are in its range”, she said.

“Customers will be encouraged to use the device in the sampling mode only to corporate SIM-cards,” — said Kaspersky. She assured that in this case, calls with other SIM cards belonging to staff or come to the office of the company customers and partners, “will be dropped by the device and forwarded to a standard cellular base station operators.”

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The Kaspersky also said that InfoWatch plans to “finally, the relevant authorities that this decision is not a special means to obtain unofficial access.” The license on the device for eavesdropping gives the FSB, you will also need to obtain a certificate in Roskomnadzor and to negotiate with the cellular operator about the use of the GSM frequencies, the newspaper said. “Is all that is needed for a legally legitimate sale of this equipment”, — assured kasperskaya.

According to Raevsky Zecurion of the InfoWatch solution “is not consistent with article 23 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees the right to respect for private life and secrecy of telephone conversations”.

At the same time, kasperskaya says that the development of InfoWatch will not violate the secrecy of telephone conversations. “All text converted to voice traffic will be analyzed automatically, by machine, without human intervention and without reference to the content of negotiations with third parties”.