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GSM has been cracked

Post by apples on Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:55 am
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old news, but seeing as how i didn't see any threads that referenced this already, i might as well post it here.
http://hackaday.com/2009/12/30/gsm-cracked/
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Re: GSM has been cracked

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:15 am
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Interesting... this passed me by somehow.

Still, it seems pretty expensive, impractical for the average joe, but for anyone with the money, it sounds like it would be simple enough.
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Re: GSM has been cracked

Post by r-ID on Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:58 am
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First of all not all operators encrypt calls. Actually non of them encrypts calls from where i am. Secondly that's a sad news :/ better encryption could be used here (even aes256), but what cost? More cpu power required, less battery life and do not forget implementation cost.

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Oh and i don't think that you need something expensive for that.
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Re: GSM has been cracked

Post by insomaniacal on Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:13 am
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For around $700 they bought a Universal Software Radio Peripheral, which can pick up any kind of frequency up to 3GHz.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/143969/common_mobile_security_doesnt_cut_it_hackers_say.html
Pretty steep to just go out and buy for tinkering around.
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Re: GSM has been cracked

Post by r-ID on Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:59 am
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you can buy gsm antenna starting from 10$
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