Wireless Headset Dangers

Filed under Wireless Security

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I was listening to the latest Security Now podcast and Steve Gibson mentioned an interesting social engineering attack where some penetration testers were able to pose as employees just by listening to conference call and other telephone conversations across the street from the company facility. They used a police scanner dialed into the 800-900 Mhz range to pickup the signals of unsecured wireless headsets (very popular with many companies). There was also a very good article on this posted on Dark Reading that is a must read about this attack.

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