Paris Terrorists Did Not Use Cell Phone Encryption

Despite all the rumors floating around, investigation of the Paris attacks carried out last November have revealed that it was the consistent use of prepaid burner phones, not encryption, that helped keep the terrorists off the radar of the intelligence services. As an article in The New York Times reports: “the three teams in Paris were comparatively disciplined. They used only new phones that they would then discard, including several activated minutes before the attacks, or phones seized from their victims.”

Details may be found in the New York Times article at http://goo.gl/fsw892.

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