Risky Business #164 -- FX on Blackberry security and wiretaps of the future
This week's guest is Felix "FX" Lindner. A well known researcher, FX has spent more than his fair share of time crawling around the innards of Blackberry devices.
He joins us this week to discuss the hubbub about lawful interception and Blackberry devices -- how resistant to wiretapping are they? What's the OS security like? What's the encryption scheme like?
As it turns out, the Blackberry holds up pretty well on most fronts, but FX fears law enforcement and intelligence agencies may start exploiting the baseband chipsets on mobile devices in order to intercept the data they carry.
I guess no matter what you use, TrulyMail, PGP, GPG, etc. if someone has physical access to your computer (or phone) then it's hard to stop them from knowing what you're doing.
Yup, but with this baseband chipset stuff you don't even need physical access -- it's all done over the air.
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