Reason for openmoko - bugsafe?

David "Lefty" Schlesinger lefty at
Sun Jul 15 18:14:06 CEST 2007

Okay, not to put too fine a point on it, but this is possibly the
silliest reason ever for choosing one phone over another. Cell phone
communications are transmitted via radio, and are trivial to eavesdrop
on with the right equipment. If you're actually worried about this
possibility (and I can't really imagine why anyone would be), then you
need not to use cell phones. In fact, you probably need to use nothing
but randomly-selected _pay_ phones.

(And you're using _gmail_? Wow.)

Edwin Lock wrote:
> Hello Openmokoers!
> This is actually the reason that I got to read about the openmoko, I
> read an article about mobile phones being bug-able some time ago and
> googled for an open linux phone. And I found the openmoko ;)
> Just a quick question, what the police are doing, described in the
> article, is this only software or can that be done with only the gsm
> chip or so? My question is actually: Is the neo protected against this
> kind of bugging or not? It's not that I'm a terrorist or so but I just
> don't feel very safe otherwise ;)
> Greetings,
> Edwin Lock
> PS: Sorry, the article is in german..
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