HACKING THE WIRELESS WORLD - SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO EXPLOITS presented at Ruxcon 2015

by Balint Seeber,

Summary : Ever wanted to communicate with a NASA space probe launched in 1978, or spoof a restaurant’s pager system? There are surprising similarities! How about using an airport’s Primary Surveillance RADAR to build your own bistatic RADAR system?
SDR can be used to accomplish a many varied thing in the wireless world - a place where communications systems, and their radio signals, are everywhere: consumer, corporate, government, amateur – widely deployed and often vulnerable. I’ll review some interesting and unusual radio systems, and show how you can 'interact' with them using open source software and cheap hardware.
Additional topics include decoding SATCOM messages, RF spectrum monitoring, and using drones as a aerial radio 'survey & research' platform.