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News Gemalto admits to NSA/GCHQ breach

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Feb 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    admits to to have found evidence to support multiple NSA/GHCQ
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fixed, ta!
     
  4. collateral

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    so... the leak was a lie?

    why would GCHQ lie on internal documents?
     
  5. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    Public relations damage limitation announcement fail!
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I'm not going to sing the praises of the NSA or GCHQ but do the leaked documents actually say they have/had access to the SIM encryption keys, i get the impression from what i have read that they breached Gemalto's "internet" network.

    Is it a case of everyone being so paranoid (rightly so) that we read that they had hacked Gemalto's network and immediately assumed that meant they had access to the SIM encryption keys.
     
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  7. SexyHyde

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    It seems NSA/GCHQ have acquired the SIM encryption keys (from internal memos) and gained access to Gemalto's "network" but not that these two actions are exclusive to each other.
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    So this is probably going to sound like a dumb question especial after having just watched CitizenFour. :worried:

    But does that mean they do have access to all the SIM encryption keys and that it wasn't through hacking the network but sloppy practices from Gemalto employes ?
     

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