DATAWorks 2022: Adversaries and Airwaves – An Introduction to Wireless/RF Hacking

March, 2022
IDA document: D-32997
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Operational Evaluation Division
Peter M. Mancini, Mark R. Herrera, Jason R. Schlup, Stacey L. Allison, Kelly Tran See more authors
Wireless and radio frequency (RF) technology are ubiquitous in our daily lives, including laptops, key fobs, sensors, cell phones and antennas. These devices, while portable and convenient, can potentially be susceptible to adversarial attack over the air. This breakout session, prepared for the DATAWorks 2022 Conference held April 26-28, provides a short introduction into wireless hacking concepts such as passive scanning, active injection and the use of software defined radios to flexibly sample the RF spectrum. This presentation was followed by a live demonstrations of attacks against both wireless and wired systems.