Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Security Flaws in Staphones Revealed in Canberra

Dr Leonie Simpson, from QUT, today detailed flaws in the encryption technology in commercial satellite phones. Simpson said that only an ordinary laptop computer would be needed to break the encryption of satphones and "All users of commercial satellite phones are at risk" also that only an ordinary . These phones are used by Australian government officials and the Australian Defence Force on overseas deployments. Simpson was speaking at the Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC 2016).

At the conference exhibition Contact Singapore are providing details of the Singapore Government Cyber Security component of their national development road-map.

ASIC is part of Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2016) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra until Friday. ANU is also hosting the international "Securing our Future in Cyberspace Conference", 15-19 February 2016.

The paper is:

Vishesh Bhartiya and Leonie Simpson. Initialisation Flaws in the A5-GMR-1 Satphone Encryption Algorithm, Australasian Information Security Conference, February 2016

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