Pirates sieze radios

Frank Gentges gentges@itd.nrl.navy.mil
Sat, 8 Jan 2000 02:11:14 +0000 (GMT)


The latest digital broadcasting technology seems to have a hole that 
pirates can use to switch user's radios over to their pirate station .

             "Illegal radio operators in the UK are
              forcing their broadcasts into
              motorists' cars. 

              The pirate broadcasters have
              discovered how to hijack the Radio
              Data System (RDS) standard. This is
              used across Europe and South Africa
              and is now being adopted in
              Australia, China and the US."

Found on Slashdot with a link to BBC for more detail check out 

This new technology is opening hitherto unknown opportunities to disrupt 
and hijack (or is that hihack?) peoples technology toys.

Ummm, by the way, on the LF list we are planning a trip to Nags Head this 
month to try out our latest LF goodies. 

Frank K0BRA