How much time should vendors of popular technology be given to fix a known security flaw? That’s the central question of the “full disclosure” debate – and one that is being tested again via Karsten Nohl’s campaign to compile a decryption handbook useful for eavesdropping on transmissions from AT&T and Tmobile phones, including iPhones and GPhones.
Nohl, a computer science PhD candidate from the University of Virginia, is calling for the global community of hackers to crack the encryption used on GSM phones. He plans to compile this work into a code book that can be used to eavesdrop on conversations and data transfers to and from GSM phones. Read the full story [lastwatchdog.com]