[Owasp-delhi] Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged

Soi, Dhruv dhruv.soi at owasp.org
Wed Dec 30 06:01:17 EST 2009


Yeah, Infact Nohl already announced his plans in the HAR (Hacking At Random)
2009 conference earlier this year in August. Here is the detailed
presentations:
https://har2009.org/program/attachments/119_GSM.A51.Cracking.Nohl.pdf

 

 

 

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Sent: 30 December 2009 16:21
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Interesting!!!

 

Algo developed several years ago finally broken, Nohl has given an advance
New Year GIFT to GSM consortium J   

 

 

Regards

Suman 

 

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[mailto:owasp-delhi-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Soi, Dhruv
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 3:58 PM
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Subject: [Owasp-delhi] Cellphone Encryption Code Is Divulged

 

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
worldwide.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/technology/29hack.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1



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