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Unveiling the security code of the GSM

Published: December 30, 2009. Last Edit: January 1, 2010.

A German researcher, Karsten Nohl, announced at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, to be able to decrypt the security code, known as A5 / 1, used in GSM mobile phone network. was reported by the New York Times.
Nohl, who said he was animated only "from a purely academic spirit", has made available for download the decrypted code. The wiki page for the project A5 / 1 is available at this address: http://reflextor.com/trac/a51.
According to Claire Cranton, a spokesman for the GSM Association, has tried to minimize the operation decritazione arguing that even if theoretically possible, it is difficult to achieve, and the operation performed Nohl "would be considered illegal in countries like Britain and the United States."
Currently used in communications is still the algorithm A5 / 3 to 128 bits, code-named Kasumi.

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