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Report: SIM Cards Vulnerable to Hacking
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Msg#: 4595333 posted 1:22 pm on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

A flaw with mobile phones' Sim card technology is putting millions of people at risk of being spied on and robbed, according to a leading security expert.

Karsten Nohl has said he has found a way to discover some Sims' digital keys by sending them a special text message.

He warned criminals could potentially use the technique to listen in on calls or steal cash.

Industry organisation - the GSMA - said it was looking into the findings.

"Karsten's early disclosure to the GSMA has given us an opportunity for preliminary analysis," said a spokeswoman for the association, which represents global network operators,Report: SIM Cards Vulnerable to Hacking [bbc.co.uk]
"It would appear that a minority of Sims produced against older standards could be vulnerable."

 

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Msg#: 4595333 posted 7:37 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

OK these SIMs are using DES which has been crackable for quite some time. What kind of phones are using these SIMs? Is this limited to old feature phones?

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