Clash of the Titans Part 2 - Glad they bought Omerta!

Aug 19 , 2020

Clash of the Titans Part 2 - Glad they bought Omerta!

For those who have invested in a Titan, you'll be pleased to know an initially very anxious client was delighted when his Titan was released from Police custody after an attempt at forensic analysis failed. The combination of Titan M chip, Anti Tamper Hardware, Security Hardened OS & security set up by Omerta ensured my client's privacy was both upheld & enforced.

 

The IMEI number was obtained however this is to be expected as an IMEI number is broadcast when using a regular SIM. On its own, the IMEI number is neither an issue nor a threat however if you wish to avoid the issue then an Omerta Encrypted SIM protects against this.

For those of you wanting to know more about Omerta News, watch this space over the next few days for more exciting news & product launches.

What is an IMEI number?

The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a unique 17 or 15 digit code used to identify an individual mobile station to a GSM or UMTS network. The IMEI number provides an important function; it uniquely identifies a specific mobile phone being used on a mobile network. The IMEI is a useful tool to prevent a stolen handset from accessing a network and being used to place calls. Mobile phone owners who have their phones stolen can contact their mobile network provider and ask them disable a phone using its IMEI number. With an IMEI number, the phone can be blocked from the network quickly and easily.

It is important to note that swapping a SIM card will not stop a phone from being banned. IMEI numbers are stored in the phones themselves, not on the SIM cards.

An IMEI is only used to identify the device and does not relate to a specific individual or organization. Other numbers such as the ESN (Electronic Serial Numbers) and MEID (Mobile Equipment Identifiers) can link an individual to phone. Usually, an IMSI number stored on a SIM card can identify the subscriber on a network.

I don't want my IMEI being public knowledge - what do I do?

If you want to protect yourself from tracking via IMEI then the Omerta Encrypted SIM protects your privacy - read this article for more details.