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Wireless Networking

Submission + - New Cars Vulnerable to Wireless Theft ( 1

tkrotchko writes: In a story published by Technology Review, researchers have demonstrated multiple times that they can bypass wireless entry and ignition system to take to a car without the owner's permission. As researchers in the article point out, security of systems will begin have a real impact to every day use if a thief can simply walk up to your car and drive it away.

Although this article is light on technical details, a companion article shows how the researchers accomplished the security bypass.

An interesting read, and certainly something that will no doubt be the subject of a new movie any day now.

Submission + - Intel cofirms HDCP has been "cracked" (

tkrotchko writes: Fox news is reporting that Intel has confirmed that the rumored "crack" of HDCP is real, although based on this sketchy news report it implies someone has derived the private key for HDCP which now allows people to create devices that will allow HDCP content to be decrypted without the permission of Intel and the media conglomerates. As of this moment, no one is aware of an actual device making use of this master key.

It is curious that Intel would confirm the key is genuine, since they own this technology and charge for its use.

Submission + - US military drones defeated by $26 shareware? (

tkrotchko writes: It is being widely reported that US Predator drones are being tapped into by Iranian backed Shiite fighters. While control of the drones is not an issue, people are asking the very relevant question as to why video feeds are not encrypted. With the information from the drones readily available to their targets, it effectively renders the Predators useless. The software is Skygrabber ( and because of the news, the site appears to be down (Google cache:

Nonetheless, as the military attempts to use more unmanned weapons, it raises questions why the Pentagon and the contractor ( never considered fixing what is an obvious hole in the security of one the new "wonderweapons".

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.