[ILUG] voip & alarm systems
juan at topfloor.ie
Fri Mar 11 15:45:09 GMT 2005
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Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
| Do we know for sure the Phonewatch is a central station ?
| Those things are _notoriously_ insecure, in that they let any joe soap
| dial in and start sending in packets.... and (typically) another machine
| polls the central station for information... plus there is no limit to
| the number of packets that can just 'be' sent.
| So if you think about it... you could D.O.S a central station with the
| PSTN equivalent of flood pinging...
Or indeed, if you know the phone number of the house you want to burgle,
keep ringing it from an anonymous mobile. While the phone rings out (3
mins?) or if there is an answering machine, the phone line will be tied
up and not call Phonewatch. Perhaps enough time to smash the phonewatch
box off the wall / cut the phoneline leading to it. Of course, this
would probably be beyond the planning capabilities of most burglars.
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