An International Mobile Tools Identification or IMEI number is a special 16 or 17 digit number utilized in smart phone tracking. The number helps determine the owner’s place, inbound telephone call links, and contacts. Virtually every cellphone has one of the serial numbers, besides a large number of Chinese cellphones.
Several Chinese made mobile phones do not have an IMEI number because to keep manufacturing prices reduced. The phones either have no number in all or have a sequence of zeros. This makes it extremely hard to monitor cellphone users. If a terrorist found these phones, the outcomes can be very destructive.
“The IMEI numbers also offers details of various other sim cards being used in the very same mobile phone. But, if it is a Chinese phone, obtaining these information becomes hard,” claimed a main collaborating with knowledge firms.
The federal government is in the procedure of outlawing the sale of these phones because IMEI numbers as well as sim cards are extremely vital to track a mobile phone. Intercepting phone calls of these phones are extremely tough because phone calls can not be mapped from a phone that does not have an IMEI number.
The problem was brought to the focus of Who Called Me TechInt (technical intelligence), which is a group of intelligence companies in boundary areas. The firms alerted that there were a number of these economical, poor quality Chinese cellphones without IMEI numbers on the grey market. There were likewise Chinese smuggled mobiles that have a dual sim card function. In response to this caution, new software application is needed.