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Gemalto denies massive theft of SIM card encryption keys
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Gemalto denies massive theft of SIM card encryption keys

Harish Jonnalagadda 71

Update: A new report in The Intercept claims that Gemalto is drastically downplaying the effects of this attack. In the report, several security researchers came to the conclusion that "the company made sweeping, overly-optimistic statements about the security and stability of Gemalto's networks, and dramatically underplayed the significance of the NSA-GCHQ targeting of the company and...

The NSA and GCHQ have a direct line into your phone
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The NSA and GCHQ have a direct line into your phone

Dan Thorp-Lancaster 162

According to new documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its UK counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the computers of Gemalto, a company that manufactures SIM cards for a large number of carriers around the world. In doing so, the intelligence agencies acquired encryption keys that would allow them to intercept communications from customers of...