Posts tagged as cryptographic

Russian federal officials want mobile operators to spend billions to switch to FSB-approved SIM cards

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Russia’s Communications Ministry wants to use anti-terrorist legislation to force mobile communications providers to install FSB-certified cryptographic protections on SIM cards, possibly costing the industry tens of billions of rubles. According to the agency’s proposal, mobile operators would need to switch to new SIM cards and then start replacing customers’ SIM cards once every 15 months. Russian telecoms currently buy their SIM cards from two companies based abroad, which has…