Re: TETRA encryption
From: Jim Watt (jimwatt_at_aol.no.way)
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 18:45:05 +0200
On 6 May 2003 08:00:12 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (heiko) wrote:
>Rolf,what do you mean by collaboration between Motorola and the NSA???
Given that TETRA networks are likely to be used by users with a
degree of sensitivity it would make sense to talk to the experts
in the field to assure that they are secure.
The NSA currently offers advice on securing Win/2000 and they
know what they are about.
However, TETRA is a European initiative rather than an American
one, so what they know about a domestic manufacturer would not
help them with the rest of the world and although they like to give
the impression that encryption is limited by US export controls
the rest of the world can develop algorithms too.
Anyone remember those proprietary Bell 103 modems? Quirky US
developed national standards have been obsoleted by CCITT ones.
-- Jim Watt http://www.gibnet.com