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Weekend DefCon 2010 hack of cellular networks highlights need for building security into technology from the start - not adding as an afterthought, says Fortify Software

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A demonstration of how cellular transmissions from mobile phones can be subverted and users' mobiles fooled into logging into a rogue GSM station - so allowing calls to be eavesdropped and falsified - highlights the fact that the designers of the GSM standard never envisaged the need for ultrahigh levels of security on mobile calls.

"When the GSM standard was formulated more than 20 years ago, the developers were required to design a digital successor to the analogue cellular standards of the day. As a result, security was only added after the basic standard was developed," said Barmak Meftah, Fortify Ejsmtupv'g zopud otmwmxkq vwpesdf.

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