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Author Topic: Radio was the security weakness  (Read 3853 times)
W9ZIM
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 03:03:13 PM »

The human element will always be the weakest link in any security system, and it's a virtually insoluble problem.
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W9IQ
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2017, 03:07:00 PM »

There is no need to give a maintenance person any crypto keys. All he/she needs is a test button on the transmitter that sends a signed test message to the receive sites.

- Glenn W9IQ
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- Glenn W9IQ

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K7RBW
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2017, 02:36:00 PM »

The human element will always be the weakest link in any security system, and it's a virtually insoluble problem.
...as illustrated in https://xkcd.com/538/
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W9BB
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 10:34:49 AM »

Kinda like what Jason Bourne did with Noah Vosen  to break into his safe?

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KB9JXZ
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2017, 03:02:01 PM »

 It comes down to the makers of the siren systems and liability. The systems use FSK or DTMF and I will use only equipment directly from the factory for the siren  repair and maintenance. Could you imagine people dying because the siren failed to sound...as soon as the investigation found a home/shop brew control system, no matter how commercial and high tech in nature, you know how this ends for me or anyone else trying to do such a thing.
 I could have hacked these things at 10 years old.  I would be surprised if a ham is NOT involved in this somehow, although I really hope I'm wrong.
 This will be on the makers of these systems to tighten them up. As far as hacking goes, if there is a will, there is a way. Some ways are just more work and money.
 I would think this is a jail worthy offense at the very least and on a federal level I would think. That is the best fail safe. For myself it is, I keep all codes locked up like gold. I like fresh air. ;-)

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