Wireless phone headsets insecure?


Analysis: Wireless phone headsets of the kind beloved by Wall Street executives and high-end law firms can be bugged by simple off-the-shelf radio scanners unless they are encrypted.


“These guys are bugging their own office, essentially,” security consultant Doug Shields told United Press International.


He said that, for a recent client, he had used an inexpensive commercial scanner capable of monitoring frequencies in the 900 MHz and 1.2 GHz ranges, which is where many of the popular hands-free headsets operate.


http://www.upi.com/International_Security/Emerging_Threats/Analysis/2008/02/01/analysis_wireless_phone_headsets_insecure/2674/


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