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Encryption – A scary podcast for Halloween

What you need to know

Encryption – it is the one word that will make any scanner radio listener cringe.

Today, we take a brief look at the history of encryption, and also what types of encryption are used today.

I also spend a few minutes talking about my thoughts on encryption.  What do you think?




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Links and Sources from this session:

Scanner School Resources Page

Wikipedia – Secure Voice 

How does encryption work 

NPSTC – Radio InterOp Best Practice Overall Combined Report 

AP Article – The Downside of Radio Encryption 

Doug G’s “Encryption Protocol’s” page

DHS Guidelines for Encryption in Land Mobile Radio Systems

NPSTC “LMR Encryption | Navigating Recent FCC Rule Changes” 

News Release: Encryption Requirements to Change P25 CAP Approved Equipment List


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