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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

LayerOne 2008 - David Hulton - Intercepting GSM Mobile Phones and Cracking GSM encryption A5/1

This talk is about GSM sniffing and GSM security. The presenter will explain the security, technology and protocols of a GSM network. He will also present a solution to build a GSM scanner for 900 USD. The second part of the talk reveals a practical solution to crack the GSM encryption A5/1. It is a long one! So take a break, make a trip to the fridge and come back to this :)



More on david and his company including information about the commercial product:
http://www.forbes.com/2008/02/21/cellular-spying-decryption-tech-security-cx_ag_0221cellular.html


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FUN FACT:

David on his way this week to speak at the HITB Dubai conference about mobile phone security was stopped by British authorities at Heathrow Airport and questioned before being relieved of his Nokia phone, SIM card and USRP! Read more about it below:
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/04/gsm-researcher.html
More details here:
http://blog.thc.org/index.php?/archives/1-GSM-Researcher-stopped-at-Heathrow-Airport-by-UK-government-officials.html

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