SIM Card Hacks: Gemalto And Dutch MEP Respond To GCHQ And NSA Allegations

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Onus

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Currently, there is little hope for any real change in how countries conduct themselves in cyberspace, specifically because no one ever seems to be punished for the illegal and human rights-infringing acts. When there are no consequences, it's easy to see why nothing needs to change.
Nailed it right there. Willful Wrongdoing has become a big game, and it will remain so until there are dire consequences for it, such as holding their heads in a bucket (to catch the mess) when someone musses their hair with a single large caliber round. Too harsh? Then don't do it.
 

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I wonder if the Russian FSB got in on the fun. That might get western governments to be more interested in better security protocols.
 

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"If anything, they should help increase each other's security, rather than undermine it"

To be fair, the best way to convince someone to improve their security is to exploit the lack thereof (or vulnerabilities therein). It's the capitalist way of "increasing each other's security" ;).
 

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^There is some truth to that, especially if it's being done by White Hat hackers, specifically hired for that purpose. Neither of those two descriptors fits the NSA (nor any other government intelligence agency).
 
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