Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit group that was founded in 1990.

They describe their work as focused on
defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights...
One of their areas of concern for 2010 is the security of cell phone transmissions

GSM, the technology that underpins most cellphone communications around the world, uses a deeply flawed security technology. In 2010, devices which intercept phone calls will get cheaper and cheaper. Expect to see public demonstrations of the ability to break GSM's encryption and intercept mobile phone calls. We hope that this will prompt the mobile phone industry to replace its obsolete systems with modern and easy-to-use cryptography.
Honest "hackers" often work to break through digital security systems so that the users of these systems aware of the weaknesses in their security.

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