MCI set to offer secure two-way messaging with strong encryption

John Gilmore gnu at
Thu Oct 28 13:16:39 EDT 2004

> MCI Inc. will offer secure two-way messaging through its SkyTel
> Communications subsidiary next month, encrypting wireless text
> with the Advanced Encryption Algorithm.

Note that they don't say it's "end to end" encryption:

> Messages are encrypted between the device and an encryption server
> at SkyTel’s secure network operations center.

And presumably wiretappable there.


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