Evesdropping on digital mobile calls..

I remember my Motorola Pocket Classic that with a simple code and bit of foil between two bettery terminals, turned into a nice convenient little mobile phone scanner. This kind of easy cracking into other peoples phone calls was the big driver for going to the digital GSM standard; well now that seems to be finally hacked apart…

“a pair of researchers demonstrated a start-to-finish means of eavesdropping on encrypted GSM cellphone calls and text messages, using only four sub-$15 telephones as network “sniffers,” a laptop computer and a variety of open source software.”

So watch what you say and maybe start using VoIP calls on your mobile more often if your really worried about call security.

via Breaking GSM With a $15 Phone … Plus Smarts | Threat Level | Wired.com.

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