Gizmodo: Breaking GSM Security With a $15 Phone

Gizmodo: Whatever assurances have been given about the security of GSM cellphone calls, forget about them now.

Speaking at the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) Congress here today, a pair of researchers demonstrated a start-to-finish means of eavesdropping on encrypted GSM cellphone calls and text messages, using only four sub-$15 telephones as network "sniffers," a laptop computer and a variety of open source software.

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