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Submission + - GPRS Can be Hacked Easily Claims German Researcher (itproportal.com)

hypnosec writes: A German technology researcher on Wednesday showed global mobile makers and technology firms how General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) can easily be tapped, intercepted, and decrypted with an average mobile phone and a few applications. According to the New York Times, Karsten Nohl, a computer engineer and a mobile security researcher demonstrated the fellow researchers gathered to attend Chaos Communication Camp, a Berlin-based hackers event how to intercept the voice or data messaged sent across mobile devices over the GPRS easily owing to weak protection provided by mobile network carriers for data information. Nohl in collaboration with his colleague Luca Melette tapped the information within a radius of five kilometers using a seven year old inexpensive mobile phone from Motorola.
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