Reverse engineering a Verisure wireless alarm

Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 in reversed, RF, SDR, security, sensors, wireless by the machinegeek

Here’s an informative two-part series of posts over at FunOverIP detailing how to reverse engineer a Verisure wireless alarm.

Part 1 details the beginning steps such as finding the modules radio frequency and modulation type, analyzing the chipset datasheet and using GNU Radio. Part 2 covers more complex topics including firmware extraction from an alarm module and analysis of crypto keys.

Good coverage of an interesting use of SDR and related tools.

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2 Responses to “Reverse engineering a Verisure wireless alarm”

  1. ben says:

    I’d love to get into SDR, but all the different hardware and software makes it a bit difficult to get started on..

    Anyone know what the difference between the HackRF, AIRSPY , PortableSDR(PSDR), RTL2832U dongles (R820T/E4000), Myriad RF / Novena, etc?

    Do they all support the same software (SDR#) or are there different software choices based on the hardware platform?

    I’d like to capture my rf remote light switch and mimic the signal using a modified beagle bone! I still have a lot to learn*, as I’m wondering what else is possible with an sdr dongle… listening to am/fm radio?

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