Your shrubbery could be a security threat [CARTOON]

Don’t trust that ficus! Rogue cell phone towers are popping up here, there and everywhere

Why is our indoor pine tree humming? Credit: Image credit: ITworld/Phil Johnson

A weird story got weirder this week, when the makers of a secure phone drove around Washington, D.C. and found 18 rogue cell phone towers, that is towers of unknown origin that can intercept your phone signal. This came not long after 17 rogue towers were found in other parts of the U.S. For some reason, not many people outside of the tech press seem overly concerned about these things. I find this all pretty unsettling and can only wonder how many of these things are out there. Who knows where the next ones will pop up? Just to be safe, think I’ll stick to the land line for now.

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