WHITEPAPER | August 10, 2018

Last Call for SATCOM Security

Revisiting the original research by Ruben Santamarta ‘Wake Up Call for SATCOM Security‘ – this research update comprehensively details three real-world scenarios involving serious vulnerabilities that affect the aviation, maritime, and military industries. The vulnerabilities include backdoors, insecure protocols, and network misconfigurations.

This white paper elaborates the approach and technical details of these vulnerabilities, which could allow remote attackers, originated from the Internet, to take control of:

  • Airborne SATCOM equipment on in-flight commercial aircrafts
  • Earth Stations on Vessels, including Antennas
  • Earth Stations used by the US Military in conflict zones