Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Guide to Breaking Cell Phone Security Revealed
Dec 30, 2009
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of GSM-standard cell phone users secret.

According to an AP report, Karsten Nohl, said he and around the world created a codebook showing how to get past the GSM encryption used to keep conversations on more than 3 billion mobile phones safe from prying ears.

The AP report said the purpose was to push companies to improve security. The collaborative effort put the information online through file-sharing sites.

The GSM Association, a trade group that represents nearly 800 wireless operators, said it was mystified by Nohl's rationale, said the AP report.

Claire Cranton, a spokeswoman for GSM Association, said that "this activity is highly illegal in the UK and would be a serious RIPA offense as it probably is in most countries."

The report said that Nohls' effort undermines the 21-year-old algorithm used to ensure the privacy of phone calls made on GSM (global system for mobile communication) cell phone networks.

Nohl said the codebook was compiled and posted online not for malicious intent but as a call to the cell phone industry to improve the level of security for those who use GSM phones that are found worldwide and offered through numerous network providers, the report said.
(AP)

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Oct 23, 2014: Whirlpool Corporation to Showcase Resource-Efficient Technologies at Greenbuild

Oct 23, 2014: CWIEME Chicago exhibition had record attendees

Oct 22, 2014: Middleby to add U-Line to residential appliance business

Oct 22, 2014: iRobot's 3Q exceeds expectations, driven by Home Robots growth

Oct 22, 2014: Whirlpool Canada named 2014 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014
May 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: March 2014
April 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: February 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows