This briefing presents an experimental look at attacking satellite broadband communications across three domains: land, air, and sea. We find that an attacker using $300 of home television equipment can spy on these communications from thousands of miles away with virtually no risk of detection. We walk though the hardware we used and software we developed to evaluate this threat against real-world systems using two distinct communications protocols: DVB-S MPE and DVBS-2 GSE.
By James Pavur
Full Abstract & Presentation Materials: https://www.blackhat.com/us-20/briefings/schedule/#whispers-among-the-stars-a-practical-look-at-perpetrating-and-preventing-satellite-eavesdropping-attacks-19391