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  • 28 December, 2009

Code That Protects Most Cellphone Calls Is Divulged

The New York Times reported today that a German computer engineer has deciphered and published the secret code used to encrypt most of the world’s digital mobile phone calls, in what he called an attempt to expose weaknesses in the security of global wireless systems. Apparently they are specifically talking about GSM, a 21 year old technology…

I personally think this is yet another attention seeking article, this is nothing new, why else would the world leaders for years get special cellphones with 256-bit encryption or whatever if the existing technology is considered to be safe (until today as the article claims).

Anyway, go read the article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/technology/29hack.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss and feel free to comment on this. I am looking forward to see your views.