Sniffing X10 cams

Another FUDdy article on the rise of a new species of war-driving: sniffing for X10 spycams and watching over their owners’ shoulders. Any unencrypted wireless connection is subject to sniffing — it should not come as a revelation to anyone in this day and age that cleartext wireless comms are being listened in on. Software-defined radio will let oatmeal COTS PCs listen in on the entire spectrum simultaneously. If you’re talking without wires and without ciphers, you will be sniffed, eventually. We’ve got good, public-key cryptosystems at our disposal — we should be incorporating these ciphers into all of our “private” communications. Link Discuss (via /.)