An Efficient FPGA Implementation for an DECT Brute-Force Attacking Scenario

Abstract

We present a novel attacking scenario to break into secured DECT-GAP communication. To demonstrate the feasibility of our attack, we propose a brute-force architecture to efficiently recalculate all communication-related shared secrets between the DECT base station and handset. The efficiency of our architecture is demonstrated by a highly pipelined, multi-brute-force-component FPGA implementation. It exploits common weak random number generators implemented at the DECT base stations and a weak authentication scheme between the DECT base stations and their handsets.

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