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[ NNSquad ] Satellite phone encryption cracked

Satellite phone encryption cracked

http://j.mp/ygBU46  (Telegraph)

    German academics said they had cracked two encryption systems used to
    protect satellite phone signals and that anyone with cheap computer
    equipment and radio could eavesdrop on calls over an entire continent.
    Hundreds of thousands of satellite phone users are thought to be
    affected.  "We were able to completely reverse engineer the encryption
    algorithms employed," said Benedikt Driessen and Ralf Hund of Ruhr
    University Bochum as they announced their report, "Don't Trust
    Satellite Phones".

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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