Sub Zero 992 writes: "Heise Security (article in German) is reporting that at this year's Chaos Communications Congress (25C3) researchers in Europe's dedected.org group have published an article (pdf) showing, using a PC-Card costing only EUR 23, how to eavesdrop on DECT transmissions. There are hundreds of millions of terminals, ranging from telephones, to electronic payment terminals, to door openers, using the DECT standard. Is this a security nightmare in the making?"
Sub Zero 992 writes: "A new, supposedly sub-lethal battlefield weapon, the Active Denial System (PDF) developed by Raytheon, is to be first tested on U.S. Citizens in crowd control situations before being used on insurgents in Iraq. The Air Force secretary, Michael Wynne, is quoted as saying: "If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation."
Something about this, potentially even many things, is deeply worrying."