Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Russian authorities ask mobile providers to turn off encryption systems for 24 hours
Posted on 10-Jul-2003 22:00 | Filed under: News

Russian authorities ask mobile providers to turn off encryption systems for 24 hours
As part of the investigation of a suicide bombing attack, Russian authorities requested providers to disable security mechanisms in their mobile networks, to allow eavesdropping on all calls.

Mobile users were notified of the reduced level of security in their calls by an icon on mobile phones, showing either an exclamation mark, or an unlocked padlock.

The decision to shut down encryption follows the double suicide bombings that killed 14 people at the Krylya rock festival Saturday. A cellphone was found on one of the female suicide bombers, and the FSB is examining its SIM card for clues as to whether the bombers coordinated the attack with accomplices, according to local media reports.

According to Russian authorities this procedure is covered by law, and was used before a during the Dubrovka theater crisis in October, when a group of 41 Chechen rebels took more than 800 people hostage.


More information: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2003/07...
Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Home insurance: Do you live in an area at high risk of natural disasters?
Created by frednz, last reply by frednz on 14-Nov-2018 20:19 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Warped post on 8 month old fence, who's responsible for repair?
Created by Paul1977, last reply by Paul1977 on 17-Nov-2018 14:12 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Wanted: Working 5.25 Inch Floppy Drive
Created by Lias, last reply by Spirax on 14-Nov-2018 19:23 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark VDSL Upload Speed Issues Vigor 2860 + Troubleshooting Info
Created by bener, last reply by bener on 15-Nov-2018 12:34 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Bunnings delivers onion-then-sausage directive
Created by Mspec, last reply by MikeB4 on 16-Nov-2018 12:33 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Geekzone giveaway: Nokia 7.1 smartphone
Created by freitasm, last reply by mdf on 17-Nov-2018 15:01 (143 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


Controlled/uncontrolled metering (electricity)?
Created by danepak, last reply by danepak on 16-Nov-2018 23:58 (11 replies)

Joining Orcon but concern about phone line
Created by super12345, last reply by super12345 on 15-Nov-2018 17:45 (11 replies)