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Old 04-30-2006, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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See http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/....ap/index.html

Are there any encrypted voice applications?
If the government records all this data, I'm sure some one (competitors) can pay a fee or a donation and get access/logs to a certain individuals logs. Regardless, I'd like to begin using some sort of encrypted voice stream with my blackberry.
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It is physically impossible to pull a voice conversation from the air. It is possible, however, to do it at the point of the switch. An encrypted solution is not worth looking for. Everyone you talk to would have to use the same application to un-encrypt your voice data.
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Or Mr. Zimmerman's VoIP/PGP solution
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It's very possible to pull unencrypted data and voice from the air. The encryption built-into GSM is very weak.

But you will never see truely encrypted voice on a mass-market cell phone. Most governments will give you a VERY hard time exporting them (US) or importing them (China, France).. So it will never become standard. Just look at how many people are really using PGP (for email) since it has been available for decades..

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All carriers must enable and permit lawful interception of telecommunications (i.e. intercept warrants, etc).

And most encryption that is available for public use has been modified to allow law enforcement a "back door".
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Originally Posted by Jase88
All carriers must enable and permit lawful interception of telecommunications (i.e. intercept warrants, etc).

And most encryption that is available for public use has been modified to allow law enforcement a "back door".
Was not aware of that.

Been doing some research and Skype looks to be quite safe.

I'm sure most Fortune 100 companies are using some pretty heavy encryption on there voice communication for high level management. Any of you familiar what types of solutions they use. Say bank to bank communications, etc.. ?

Thanks for the feedback.
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