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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] address@hidden: [Scan-DC] Warning of increased GS

From: Marcus D. Leech
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] address@hidden: [Scan-DC] Warning of increased GSM + TETRA attacks]
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:40:12 -0500
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You know, I wasn't going to respond to this, but what the heck:

July, 1930 - Anytown USA

"Criminals Use Electronics to Foil Police"

The increasing use of electronic communications by police and other law enforcement bodies has lead criminals to engage in methods to interrupt and eavesdrop (listen to) those communications using off-the-shelf or home-built devices.

Emerging retail outlets such as "Radio Shack" (Boston, Ma) and "Allied Radio" (Chicago, Il) have facilitated such criminal activity by providing not only complete radio receiver sets, but components such as vacuum tubes, condensers, resistors, and such that dedicated
  criminals can use to build their own specialized devices.

Even a simple "crystal set" can be modified by interested criminals to listen to police-radio frequencies.

This is a worrying trend, and regulators are busy considering ways to put a stop to it.

Marcus Leech
Principal Investigator
Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium

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