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Methods to Unlock PIN/PUK Codes from SIM Cards

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DHS SBIR-2011.2-H-SB011.2-003-0008-I
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB011.2-003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EWA Government Systems, Inc.
13873 Park Center Road Suite 500 Herndon, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Methods to Unlock PIN/PUK Codes from SIM Cards
Agency: DHS
Contract: D12PC00301
Award Amount: $69,020.65
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project for subtopic 2 under topic H-SB011.2-003 will develop technology to successfully decrypt SIM cards by acquiring or bypassing personal identity number (PIN) and personal unlocking key (PUK) codes from locked SIM cards. Cellphones and other mobile devices play an increasing role in criminal and terrorist activity. SIM cards lock either with a PIN or PUK that disables direct access to, and examination of, data on the SIM. We will develop and design a small portable forensic system that will connect to a computer or PDA. The forensic system will perform two very different methods to extract or bypass the security codes: one method is based on side channel analysis and the other method is to modify the software on the card to read the data. The results from both methods are returned to the user for further analysis. The technical objectives of this Phase I project are to demonstrate a proof-of-principle measurement using these methods and to design a small, lightweight package for the system.

Principal Investigator:

Phillip C. Womble
(270) 842-4793
pwomble@ewa.com

Business Contact:

Kim Thomas
(703) 904-5060
kthomas@ewa.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EWA Government Systems, Inc.
13873 Park Center Road, Suite 500 Herndon, VA 20171-3251

EIN/Tax ID: 460464303
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No