Originally Posted by He3556
1 – There are only old Phones: Sony-Ericsson T610, Siemens M55, Nokia 6300, Nokia 3310, P1300, Netzing NE110. But even most of the old phones have no indicator.
Not sure what you were saying here... AFAIK, both T610 and Nokia3310 shows ciphering mode, when enabled in SIM.
For Android: However, the ciphering mode is available in the _engineering menu_ by dialing: *#32489#. So somehow we should be able to find the right code to display this. (16.01.2012)
That's correct, and that's what we want to do.
Another Project for Secure Android: whispersys.com/ (no cipher ind.)
Unfortunately, the developer of RedPhone, Moxie Marlinspoke, sold (Whispersys
) to Twitter, with a short notice (from Twitter) saying that they would soon return, after having pulled RedPhone
from every possible trace on internet etc. We never heard from them again! Although TextSecure
is available (using the same technology.) EDIT: Both are back on line!!
For what is the indicator useful then ??? ...So the reason why (we are thinking about cipher ind.), is maybe not making secure calls – but to see if somebody is manipulating your connection. ... I am afraid the cipher-indicator discussion brings nothing useful for us.
That's correct and not. The CI tell us something about what we can expect from our cellular/mobile service providers. The changes needed to implement encryption is at a minimal cost for them. Thus it is a good indicator whether or not our providers are taking mobile security serious or not. This, together with some kind of IMSI-catcher-catcher will also tell you if someone outside the service provider authority, is spying on you. Yes, you're right, there is nothing a like a secure mobile phone call at the moment, so this is an even greater reason to push this issue. A successful and widespread use of the CI, is just a first academic step toward developing a more high tech, anti-spy application.