Tag: A5/1

T-Mobile Installs Anti-Eavesdropping Tech on US Network

For the past several months, T-Mobile has been quietly toughening up security on its mobile networks to prevent local and federal law enforcement agencies from eavesdropping without proper clearance. According to a report from the Washington Post earlier this week, the carrier (which just posted record growth in their Q3 financials) has been working diligently […]

Telecoms Miss Obvious Patch Against NSA

Even if we wanted to stop them, it seems our phone company might be too incompetent to back the effort up. While working on a project called the “GSM Security Map“, head researcher at Berlin’s Security Research Labs Karsten Nohl noticed the A5/1-based encryption method wasn’t being properly utilized by popular telecoms  on their cell […]

All Cellphone Encryption Cracked, GSM at Risk

Should we even be shocked at this point? According to reports from the Washington Post, documents released by our favorite jet-setting patriot claim the NSA and its counterpart across the pond the GCHQ have cracked the A5/1 encryption code responsible for keeping your conversations on carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile safe from the threat […]