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Posted Jan 8, 2010 2:18 UTC (Fri) by airlied (subscriber, #9104)
In reply to: UMTS by bojan
Parent article: GSM encryption crack made public

thats done in the baseband chip, generally a separate ARM in a sealed env that talks to the grunt processor over uarts or something similiar.

these chips generally don't have the grunt to keep multple firmwares installed.

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Posted Jan 8, 2010 2:58 UTC (Fri) by bojan (subscriber, #14302) [Link]

Yeah, I get that too. Maybe it's time this gets changed so that all the processing power and flexibility available can be utilised in order to change cyphers on the fly. Ergo, my redesigned comment.

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