From TV to internet, most people think that their satellite dish connection is secure and unhackable. Well, it’s not. Using equipment that he built himself for under $1000, UK resident Adam Laurie has discovered a way to intercept everything from email to closed circuit broadcasts.
Laurie explained how the technology works last week in Washington D.C. at a security conference, explaining that using a standard size dish, he’s been able to intercept almost every type of communication, including TV feeds and internet traffic. The most troubling part is that the technology makes it possible to intercept what are supposed to be secure transactions, including online banking and credit card information. Sounds like yet another reason not to get satellite internet.
[via The Register]