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Cellphones

Submission + - Guide to breaking cell phone security revealed (yahoo.com)

Cornwallis writes: 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 billions of cell phone users secret.

Karsten Nohl, 28, told The Associated Press this week that he, working with others online and around the world, created a codebook containing how to get past the GSM standard encryption used to keep conversations on more than 3 billion mobile phones safe from prying ears.

Great! Now if any of my calls actually make it to completion I really will have to worry about who *else* may be listening.

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