GSM, the world's most popular standard for mobile phones, has a reason to feel insecure.Researchers at the Black Hat Europe 2008 conference on Friday demonstrated how they could break GSM's encryption using relatively inexpensive off-the-shelf equipment and software tools. More specifically, they cracked an algorithm used to encypt conversations in the hopes of motivating mobile carriers to better secure their networks so that users' privacy and data won't be at risk.
David Hulton, one of the researchers, said it typically takes a loss in revenue for such change to occur. "Attacks will always get better; they'll never get worse," he said.
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The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?