[Full-disclosure] Open-Source Effort to Hack GSM
nikropht at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 13:20:37 GMT 2009
.."Karsten Nohl, chief research scientist with H4RDW4RE, a Sunnyvale,
Calif.-based security research firm, is mounting what could be the most
ambitious attempt yet to compromise the GSM phone system, which is used
by over 3 billion people around the world. Others have cracked the A5/1
encryption technology used in GSM before, but their results have
remained secret. However, Nohl, who earned a Ph.D. in computer science
at the University of Virginia and is a member of Germany's Chaos
Computer Club (CCC), intends to go one big step further: By the end of
the year, he plans to make the keys available to everyone on the
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