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Sim Card Reader Cloner Writers
GSM COMP-128 V2 SIM |
There are a variety of keys and encryption algorithms used to stop illegal cloning of SIM cards. There is software which given your PIN can clone a SIM card so you can keep an old phone as a backup in case you loose your new phone, however duplicate SIM cards are illegal in some countries.
Notes at vavolo.com
Glossary: Tries = Number of failed attempts before card is locked and will not work any more. ADM - Administrator Root Public Key (5 tries) When you initialize the SIM card or change the PUK, its ADM code is need AKA European Telecommunications Standards Institute AUC ETSI - Defines GSM specs HLR ICCID - Integrated Circuit Chip ID ICCIC IMSI - International Mobile Subscriber ID ITU - International Telecommunications Union KI - Unique 16 byte secret key used for authentication Usually encrypted with transport key MCC - Mobile network country code NC - NC Network code registered in ITU PIN - Personal Identification Number (3 tries) PUK - PIN Unblocking Key (10 tries) SIM - Subscriber Identity Module SIM-ME - Subscriber Identity Module – Mobile Equipment Links: Introduction to SIM Cards