[FOSDEM] GSM BTS at Fosdem 2011?

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at sxpert.org
Wed Jan 12 14:48:47 CET 2011


On Wed, 2011-01-12 at 14:17 +0100, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> 2011/1/11 Raphaël Jacquot <sxpert at sxpert.org>:
> 
> > the one that sniffs communications ? ;)
> 
> GSM in its current has been shown to be completely broken. Assuming
> you have a reasonably new PC, soldering equipment etc, the total
> additional hardware costs of sniffing and decrypting any given GSM
> connection, without fear of detection, amount to roughly 150 Euro. You
> need four Motorola C123 (or similar) and a 2 TB disk. That's it.
> 
> Google for osmocon and/or the related talk at 27c3.
> 
> That you should not trust an Open GSM connection any more than the
> wired/unwired IP network in any public place, including Fosdem, is a
> given. Either you need encryption or you need to limit yourself to
> giving out information that you have _no_ problem being public. "Let's
> meet outside and grab fries before going to talk X" falls into that
> category.

yeah, I watched the video from this year's congress. impressive...
btw, congrats to sylvain ;)


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