Friday, February 20, 2015

My cell phone is my best friend. It's my lifeline to the outside world.

Carrie Underwood

Great, really great…

US and UK spies hacked SIM card manufacturer to steal codes that allowed them to eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to bombshell documents leaked by Ed Snowden

    • America's NSA allegedly worked with British intelligence agency GCHQ

    • The agencies stole encryption keys to hack into mobile communications

    • The hacks took place between 2010 and 2011 - with 300,000 keys stolen

    • Company being targeted was Gemalto who produce billions of SIM cards

    • NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden gave leaked documents to The Intercept 

    • GCHQ planted 'malicious software' on Gemalto's computers, files reveal

    Daily Mail UK

    SIM heist: GCHQ slides revealed the spy agency wanted to steal encryption keys which help keep mobile communications private

    One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.

    Jacqueline Leo

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