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Gemalto: SIM card hackers likely NSA, GCHQ -- but keys are safe

After investigating hacking reports, SIM card supplier Gemalto says its encryption keys are safe. If cyberspies have you worried, there are apps to encrypt phone calls. Also: Motorola reveals low-price Moto E.

Cyberspies are after SIM cards.

Did American and British spy agencies hack a SIM card supplier, stealing encryption keys to tap phone calls and data transfers? Gemalto, the maker of SIM cards, says it was hacked, but it didn't find a major theft of its keys. Maybe it's time for us to look into some apps for encrypting phone calls:

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