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Privacy is problematic
« on: February 27, 2015, 10:35:46 PM »
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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/

Because the SIM card wasn’t created with call confidentiality in mind, the manufacturers and wireless carriers don’t make a great effort to secure their supply chain. As a result, the SIM card is an extremely vulnerable component of a mobile phone. “I doubt anyone is treating those things very carefully,” says Green. “Cell companies probably don’t treat them as essential security tokens. They probably just care that nobody is defrauding their networks.” The ACLU’s Soghoian adds, “These keys are so valuable that it makes sense for intel agencies to go after them."



Well.... if the NSA were not energetically spoiling privacy all over the world, would we be getting our moneys worth from them?