Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cell Phone Eavesdropping Just Became Really Difficult

Scientists have invented a new method to encrypt telephone conversations that makes it very difficult to 'eavesdrop'. 

Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has invented a new method called dynamic encryption to ensure that all telephone calls are encrypted and eavesdroppers are unable to decrypt information in order to obtain secrets...

The new method expands the AES algorithm with several layers which are never the same... The new system can prove hugely effective in combating industrial espionage, said Knudsen.

Industrial espionage occurs when different players discover and steal trade secrets such as business plans from companies, technical know-how and research results, budgets and secret plans using phone tapping. (more)