Satellite eavesdropping of 802.11b traffic

R. A. Hettinga rah at
Thu May 27 19:04:20 EDT 2004

At 12:35 PM -0400 5/27/04, John Kelsey wrote:
>Does anyone know whether the low-power nature of wireless LANs protects
>them from eavesdropping by satellite?

It seems to me that you'd need a pretty big dish in orbit to get that kind
of resolution.

The Keyholes(?) are for microwaves, right?


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