SDR on TV: Using SDR to Break into Homes with Wireless Alarms

Earlier this year the American TV show Good Morning America featured a segment on software defined radios being used to break into houses with wireless alarm sensors. The story is based on a Defcon 2014 paper “Home Insecurity: No Alarms, False Alarms, and SIGINT” by Logan Lamb. In the TV segment Logan shows how he uses a USRP software defined radio to send a false alarm signal, jam a wireless sensor and finally to record sensor activation data from the alarm system.

Although Logan used a USRP, the same attack could be done with the cheaper HackRF.

SDR HackRf: Home Insecurity: No Alarms, False Alarms, and SIGINT

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