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GSM network is not secure




GSM network is not secure
GSM network is not secure



http://www.ftd.de/technik/it_telekommunikation/:GSM-Netz-nicht-sicher-Handys-bald-f%FCr-jedermann-abh%F6rbar/557540.html 

(FYI: this is a Google Translation  - WK) 


By Maija Palmer (London)
Financial Times Germany 
24.08.2009

Over the next six months could face a wave of eavesdropping on phone 
calls. Hackers work harder still to crack the security code for the GSM 
mobile phone network.  The code will then be published on the Internet 
for everyone.

The mobile communications standard GSM is used by about three billion 
people. In a publication of the code would inevitably get into the hands 
of criminals, spies and other persons who have in interest to intercept 
private phone conversations. In a publication of the code would 
inevitably get into the hands of criminals, spies and other persons who 
have an interest to intercept private phone conversations. The greatest 
danger here would be for politicians, celebrities and businessmen. The 
greatest danger here would be for politicians, celebrities and 
businessmen.

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), code assists in the coordination of 
global efforts to crack the GSM. The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), assists 
in the coordination of global efforts to crack the GSM code. The 
association says that the method would be to GSM calls Sterr, used by 
governments and organized crime already. The association says that the 
method would be to GSM calls Sterr, used by governments and organized 
crime already. They just wanted the public to draw attention to the 
problem. They just wanted the public to draw attention to the 
problem."Apparently the technology is safe, but that's not true, and 
people rely on to handle banking and other businesses," said the hacker 
Karsten Nohl. "Apparently the technology is safe, but that's not true, 
and people rely on to handle banking and other businesses," said the 
hacker Karsten Nohl. So far, phone calls could be intercepted only with 
a highly sophisticated equipment. So far, phone calls could be 
intercepted only with a highly sophisticated equipment.

"It is possible to intercept a coded phone call, but using commercially 
available equipment would take at least 30 minutes, and while most do 
not take phone calls," said Stuart Quick by security specialist 
Henderson Risk. "It is possible to intercept a coded phone call, but 
using commercially available equipment would take at least 30 minutes, 
and while most do not take phone calls," said Stuart Quick by security 
specialist Henderson Risk. "Only government agencies are creating in a 
few seconds." "Only government agencies are creating in a few seconds."

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