Originally posted by thedangler
hello, i was wondering if anyone has been capturing the secret transmission NASA uses on its flights.
before we go any further , can you cite the actual existance of these " secret NASA transmissions " ?
most are sent in clear - certainly appolo era voice comms could be intercepted by radio hams
and some shuttle / mir / ISS traffic can be listened too
certain telemetry and command instructions ARE encrypted - but that is for saftey , not secrecy
if such commands were sent in clear - a hacker could spoof them - and send malicious commands to satelites and craft
if they are we should hold onto them until we have computers to brute force break them and we can find out what they were doing.
just like today people hold on to encrypted bank transactions jsut so later when technology gets more advanced they can break it no time at
they do ???????
please cite examples of this occuring
i have just got off the phone with a friend who works in the IT dept of securicor - its not a bank - but they do handle secure financial data
and he said that thier security is basically 5 years old [ with updates ] - but it will take another 10~15 minimum to develope a brute force hack
in any case what will 10 year old bank tranasctions really tell you ?????
so holding onto old encrypted messages can prove very powerful in the future for civilians. Could contain all kinds of proof.
could , being the operative word
you would have to save EVERYTING , and save context data and annotations to explain the source etc
question is how are you going to capture these encrypts ?
a hell of a lot of trafic is LOS [ line of sight ] microwave
almost all is now digital - so you cannot even tell what is encrypted and what is in clear without comp\atible gear
no offence - but you are proposing ammassing a huge archive of message traffic that is not easy to intercept in the fist place
plus any " gaps " or data dropiouts will render the rest unintelligable or meaningless
all on the speculation that :
1 - a brute force decrypt will become available
2 - the decrypts will reveal something meaningfull
sounds like " tilting @ windmills " to me