Encrypted Phone Calls on Your BlackBerry Smartphone with Cellcrypt

Cellcrypt Image
By IsaacKendall on 29 Apr 2010 10:32 am EDT

This week at WES 2010, Cellcrypt introduced secure mobile to mobile calling.  Cellcrypt offers BlackBerry users a fully secure private telephone conversation.  This product uses strong End-to-End encryption and is FIPS 140-2 US Government certified, which is the same security rating offered by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This is an ideal solution for corporate business travelers or anyone concerned that their phone conversations may be of interest to 3rd party groups or government agencies.

This product announcement comes on the heels of a December 2009 published "codebook" that cracks the GSM encryption.  This pre-computed codebook is freely available online and requires no more than a laptop and a programmable antenna.

Press Release 

Encryption Application Enables Convenient, Cost-effective, and Secure Conversations for Government Agencies and Businesses

WES 2010, Orlando, Fl., April 27, 2010 ─ Cellcrypt (www.cellcrypt.com), the leading provider of secure mobile voice calling, today announced the availability of its high-strength government-grade encryption application for mobile devices, including BlackBerry® smartphones, on both T-Mobile's secure cellular network and T-Mobile's Wi-Fi® HotSpots across the globe. With encryption accredited to the FIPS 140-2 standard (approved by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology), a government official or traveling executive can use their T-Mobile Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry smartphone to make classified or confidential calls and be assured that the content of their call is protected to government-level standards.

According to a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute entitled, "Security of Voice Data," it costs U.S. corporations on average $1.3M each time a corporate secret is revealed to unauthorized parties. For more than 60 percent of surveyed organizations, these breaches occur at least once per month.

"Any breach of proprietary enterprise or government information can be incredibly costly," said Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO at Cellcrypt. "Now, business and government customers using T-Mobile's Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry smartphones with Cellcrypt's encryption application can add peace of mind to the cost and convenience benefits of Wi-Fi calling. In addition, Cellcrypt provides added security for calls placed over standard mobile networks.

The Cellcrypt easy-to-use mobile application provides end-to-end voice encryption on smartphones over the entire path between callers. Utilizing an IP data channel, it seamlessly protects and supports both Wi-Fi and 2.5G, 3G and 3.5G cellular networks.

"Across the enterprise, we are seeing as many as 1.6 million calls originated using Wi-Fi calling per month," David Pepe, Divisional Director, Government Sales at T-Mobile. "T-Mobile has put in place several security safeguards – from security algorithms and encryption keys on our Wi-Fi-enabled devices to an IPSec VPN tunnel to secure voice and data traffic between the core network and the device. For those customers desiring additional levels of security, Cellcrypt's government-grade encryption application makes secure calling as easy as placing a normal phone call."

Reader comments

Encrypted Phone Calls on Your BlackBerry Smartphone with Cellcrypt


Why only for t-mobile? I can understand for wifi. Is there something wrong with their network that's different then att's.

you mean i could have listen'd in and heard the secret formula of the crabby patty when Mr Crabs uses his shell phone! On a serious note, can cell phone conversations be picked up by house scanners?

In fact, everything in your whole house!a listening device used to invade your privacy- a stong microphone- can pick up you speaking in your home, the other person on the phone- cell or house phone. They can hear everything you do in your home. Right down to you showering and farting.

I have this ongoing problem with my druggie-on welfare neighbors behind our house and we can't do anything about it.they're so stupid to listen and you find out b/c they're so loud you can hear their conversations from the 2nd story. I've heard them say about my dad when he checks his vm on his cell, "why does he listen to the same messages everytime?"And their whole druggie family laughs. Isn't this fucked up? They are listening to the whole neighborhood and makes fun of people's lives.

To answer the scanner question, yes and no. Use to be able to when all the phones were analog, any cheap scanner could pick up the signals, but since most, if not all phones are digital. Plus most newer Scanner/receivers are blocked for that areas in the spectrum. They do have scanners/receivers available that do digital, but are very expensive. And usually only available to government or export only. Hope that answers your question. 73


How could anyone not afford it @ that price?

You forgot the part where it's a minimum 3 years contract.

like i said. i understand why you might need it for wifi / uma. but its for edge and 3g...................