Tuesday, December 10, 2013

GSM A5/1 Encryption Comes to German Cell phones

Deutsche Telekom is the first network operator in Germany to deploy the A5/3 encryption standard for voice transmission in its mobile phone network. This means conversations are better protected against wiretapping, even in the GSM network... The GSM network previously implemented the A5/1 encryption standard, which experts have cracked... Telekom is not limiting rollout of the A5/3 encryption standard to Germany, either: the new technology has already been implemented in Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland and the Czech Republic. More countries will follow. (more)