Reply to post: Re: Screw downvotes

Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

Smooth Newt Silver badge
Meh

Re: Screw downvotes

IMSI catchers seem to be a more proportionate way of tackling the problem.

It's a dead end. The best they can hope for with IMSI catchers is to shift inmates towards other radio technologies. After all, a prisoner just needs some form of short range radio link to a telephone connection or confederate just outside of the jail perimeter. But if the authorities really can't control contraband entering prisons, then what are they going to do about the drugs and weapons that must be flowing in too.

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