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Ultimate Geek

# 65625 4-Aug-2010 18:18
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I use my iphone for online banking and email a lot. I don't know whether telecom nz encrypt all of the 3G data i send and receive. My facebook was hacked last month. So now I'm so scared my email account can get hacked as well. So somebody please tell me whether they encrypt all mobile data r not!!

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  # 363185 4-Aug-2010 18:37
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All traffic carried across all digital mobile networks (whether it be GSM, CDMA or WCDMA) uses encryption.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 363197 4-Aug-2010 18:58
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What kind of encryption is that?? Can it be easily cracked??


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Ultimate Geek

  # 363199 4-Aug-2010 19:00

GSM has a vuln but it's not really a risk. I'd be more worried about a virus on your computer getting your Facebook hacked.

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  # 363207 4-Aug-2010 19:15
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Any WCDMA encryption will only apply betweene your phone/device and the GGSN, including the radio link. Outside the mobile network the IP packets are transported "as is".

If you are concerned about security the use of SSL/IPsec or similar provides end-to-end security 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 363213 4-Aug-2010 19:27
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How do I get that SSL security from my iPhone?? I think it hard.

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  # 363636 5-Aug-2010 13:33
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Your online banking DEFINITELY uses SSL. Your email might, depending on provider.

I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.

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  # 363848 5-Aug-2010 19:38
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yup its unlikely your XT mobile data is being hijacked its more likely that your PC is full of spyware/malware thats collecting info about you

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