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Gemalto denies massive theft of SIM card encryption keys Nothing to see here

Gemalto denies massive theft of SIM card encryption keys

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...

Harish Jonnalagadda 37
Gemalto says that its services are secure after NSA hack Nothing to worry about

Gemalto says that its services are secure after NSA hack

Digital security vendor Gemalto has announced that its products are "secure" following a report last week stating that the NSA and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the vendor's SIM cards. With a production run of over 2 billion SIM cards a year, Gemalto is the leading SIM card manufacturer in the world, and counts the four major US...

Harish Jonnalagadda 53
The NSA and GCHQ have a direct line into your phone Security Shmecurity

The NSA and GCHQ have a direct line into your phone

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...

Dan Thorp-Lancaster 183