The researchers said they had informed authorities well in advance of their announcement today. "Our results show that the use of satellite phones harbors dangers and the current encryption algorithms are not sufficient," said Ralf Hund, chair of system security at RUB. The researchers indicated, "There is, as yet, no alternative to the current standards."
Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security.
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