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Orange France's security update to affect 66,000 2G-only handsets from Samsung

Monday 20 November 2017 | 22:26 CET | News
Orange France has started implementing an algorithm update to improve the security of communication over its GSM network, which will impact 66,000 2G-only phones from Samsung, reports Les Echos. Overall, seven handset models will become unusable as the operator rolls out the update between 20 November and February 2018. The change was brought about following advice from national IT security agency ANSSI, which first recommended the update in 2011.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Orange France / Samsung
Countries: France
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