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If man made it, man can break it!
The GSM, used by 4 billion subscribers in more than 200 nations, reportedly is extremely insecure, according to security experts, despite its widespread use since 1988. The 64-bit algorithm allows base stations to transfer radio frequencies rapidly over 80 different channels, which makes it extremely difficult for eavesdroppers to possibly listen in. ...So it's extremely insecure AND extremely secure at the same time?
well... it is "reportedly insecure"
The encryption algorithm SHOULD HAVE made it extremely difficult for people to crack. And if it took this team of experts months to do it, that sounds pretty difficult.
Problem is once it is cracked - it's all over the place in hours(internet)