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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More