Hezbollah hacked Israeli Army radios

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HEZBOLLAH WAS able to hack into Israeli Army radio communications and accurately work out troop movements.

According to Newsday, using technology that might have come from Iran, special Hezbollah hacker teams monitored the constantly changing radio frequencies of Israeli troops. They were able to get a clear picture of Israeli movements, casualty reports, supply routes and mobilise tank hunting units.

A Hezbollah commander told Newsday that it was not able to listen in to all the Israeli communications all the time, but managed to get into the system enough times to do some serious damage.

Like most of the world's armies, the Israeli's use a practice known as "frequency-hopping" to prevent radio messages from being jammed or intercepted. Messages are also encrypted. The technology used is a US designed communication system called the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System.

The fact that Hezbollah could listen into and decrypt any of these messages seems to have put the wind up Israeli and the US military.

Some observers believe that Hezbollah might have taken advantage of 'user error' to crack the system. Soldiers under stress sometimes forget to follow secure radio procedures. But it is also likely that Hezbollah had some pretty natty jamming and eavesdropping devices. The also had managed to get the mobile phone numbers for Israeli commanders so they could listen in.
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Saw this on www.theinquirer.net and thought i post it, any idea what kit the IDF are using? Same as the Americans or somthing local?
 
#2
Thats the problem with freq hopping. Once you know what kind of system that your up against you can work out a good chance of the areas that it will be hopping into.
Factor all the time that they will have been using live comms against Hezbollah so the chances that their version of the Yoz will be using the same styles of freq hopping range. Much the same way that we managed to get into the Enigma system.
You know how it is you get somthing new and eventually the enemy will figure it out. No matter how stupid you believe they are.
 
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Invade_france said:
Thats the problem with freq hopping. Once you know what kind of system that your up against you can work out a good chance of the areas that it will be hopping into.
Factor all the time that they will have been using live comms against Hezbollah so the chances that their version of the Yoz will be using the same styles of freq hopping range. Much the same way that we managed to get into the Enigma system.
You know how it is you get somthing new and eventually the enemy will figure it out. No matter how stupid you believe they are.
Fcuk me, we spend millions trying to exploit these systems and it is as simple as that. :roll:
 
#4
I don't think that Mr Hezbollah has been working this gig on his own

" I'll get by......"

 
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Invade_france said:
Thats the problem with freq hopping. Once you know what kind of system that your up against you can work out a good chance of the areas that it will be hopping into.
Factor all the time that they will have been using live comms against Hezbollah so the chances that their version of the Yoz will be using the same styles of freq hopping range. Much the same way that we managed to get into the Enigma system.
You know how it is you get somthing new and eventually the enemy will figure it out. No matter how stupid you believe they are.
I'd love to know how you can compare the breaking of the Enigma system and being able to second guess the hop pattern, dwell time, rate of a modern combat radio system? Oh and then strip off the encryption.

Lads the gigs up, tell the Farm we are not needed and close down Chicksands.
 
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here_be_mike said:
HEZBOLLAH WAS able to hack into Israeli Army radio communications and accurately work out troop movements.

According to Newsday, using technology that might have come from Iran, special Hezbollah hacker teams monitored the constantly changing radio frequencies of Israeli troops. They were able to get a clear picture of Israeli movements, casualty reports, supply routes and mobilise tank hunting units.

A Hezbollah commander told Newsday that it was not able to listen in to all the Israeli communications all the time, but managed to get into the system enough times to do some serious damage.

Like most of the world's armies, the Israeli's use a practice known as "frequency-hopping" to prevent radio messages from being jammed or intercepted. Messages are also encrypted. The technology used is a US designed communication system called the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System.

The fact that Hezbollah could listen into and decrypt any of these messages seems to have put the wind up Israeli and the US military.

Some observers believe that Hezbollah might have taken advantage of 'user error' to crack the system. Soldiers under stress sometimes forget to follow secure radio procedures. But it is also likely that Hezbollah had some pretty natty jamming and eavesdropping devices. The also had managed to get the mobile phone numbers for Israeli commanders so they could listen in.
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Saw this on www.theinquirer.net and thought i post it, any idea what kit the IDF are using? Same as the Americans or somthing local?
When you ask what kit IDF are using, my bold tells you. SINGARS is the US version of BOWMAN - albeit a generation early and not with the UK upgrades. However the reports says the Israeli soldiers broke the rules - so if the made a tannoy then frequency hopping and crypto don't come into it.
 

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