radio range


Definition of radio range

: a radio facility for aircraft navigation

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Recent Examples on the Web And as already mentioned, the attacker has to be in radio range of the same cell tower as the target. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Hackers can eavesdrop on mobile calls with $7,000 worth of equipment," 13 Aug. 2020 But real-world traffic-light hacking, demonstrated by security researchers in years past, has proven tougher, requiring someone to be within radio range of every target light. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Dutch Hackers Found a Simple Way to Mess With Traffic Lights," 5 Aug. 2020 But those earlier techniques required communicating via radio with the vulnerable equipment, so that a hacker would need to be within radio range, limiting the attack to a range of a couple thousand feet at maximum. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Dutch Hackers Found a Simple Way to Mess With Traffic Lights," 5 Aug. 2020 These particular bugs can't be exploited over the internet, but a hacker within radio range can launch attacks to crash devices, disable their connection, or in some cases take them over. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, "Bezos' $10B Climate Fund, Bluetooth Bugs, and More News," 20 Feb. 2020 The vulnerability triggers a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel when a machine with a Realtek Wi-Fi chip is within radio range of a malicious device. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Unpatched Linux bug may open devices to serious attacks over Wi-Fi," 17 Oct. 2019 Attackers within radio range can then use commodity hardware to quickly crack the key. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data," 17 Aug. 2019 Unlike sophisticated drones that use satellites to allow pilots to remotely fly them, analysts believe Houthi drones are likely programmed to strike a specific latitude and longitude and cannot be controlled once out of radio range. Washington Post, "Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field," 17 Aug. 2019 Then there’s the requirement that the attacker be within radio range of the target. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Bluetooth bugs bite millions of Wi-Fi APs from Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba," 1 Nov. 2018

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Radio range.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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