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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 37

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...

Gemalto says that its services are secure after NSA hack
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Gemalto says that its services are secure after NSA hack

Harish Jonnalagadda 53

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...