Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Alert: DECT Hacked

Heise Security is reporting that... researchers in Europe's dedected.org group have published an article (pdf) showing how to eavesdrop on DECT transmissions, using a PC-Card costing only EUR 23. The DECT protocol is the world's most popular wireless telephony protocol. The standard is also used in baby monitors, emergency call and door opening systems, wireless debit card readers and even traffic management systems. There are hundreds of millions of terminals using the DECT standard. Also announced, the next version of the WLAN sniffer, Kismet, will support DECT, thereby rendering tricks with laptop cards superfluous. (more)