Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Great SIM Heist

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle"

As Bruce Schneier summarizes: "NSA and/or GCHQ hacked into the Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto, stealing the encryption keys for billions of cell phones. People are still trying to figure out exactly what this means, but it seems to mean that the intelligence agencies have access to both voice and data from all phones using those cards."