[Owasp-delhi] Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged

Soi, Dhruv dhruv.soi at owasp.org
Wed Dec 30 05:27:40 EST 2009

A German computer engineer said Monday that he had deciphered and published
the secret code used to encrypt most of the world's digital mobile phone
calls, saying it was his attempt to expose weaknesses in the security of
global wireless systems.

The action by the encryption expert, Karsten Nohl, aimed to question the
effectiveness of the 21-year-old G.S.M. algorithm, a code developed in 1988
and still used to protect the privacy of 80 percent of mobile calls

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