1997-07-06 - Re: Hack the Mars rover (fwd)

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From: Paul Pomes <ppomes@qualcomm.com>
To: cypherpunks@ssz.com (Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer)
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UTC Datetime: 1997-07-06 19:12:00 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 03:12:00 +0800

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From: Paul Pomes <ppomes@qualcomm.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 03:12:00 +0800
To: cypherpunks@ssz.com (Cypherpunks Distributed Remailer)
Subject: Re: Hack the Mars rover (fwd)
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At 11:11 CDT on Sunday, July 6, 1997, Jim Choate wrote:

|The place to attack is the up-link. This requires physical access (ie a van
|with a dish and xmtr.) as well as a means to crack the encryption on the
|control channels. At least one French satellite has been cracked and
|de-orbited via a network attack.

The encryption for US-made satellites is supplied by the NSA.  Cracking the
encryption is much easier said than done.  Is there a cite for the French