Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lancis, May 11, 2015.
Meet the new Swedish defense system against Russian submarines.
Hey, that may attract a fleet of certain Russians.
I have a friend from Sweden and he told me something about this, hope everything will be ok.
Yay swedish military. You could probably park your sub next to a cruise ship in Stockholm and no one would notice, or even better, if you want to make a landing just tell them you are immigrants looking for safe haven.
So out of all the things they could have used the money for, they decided to waste it on renting a large boat and building these devices?
What? It's a stroke of genius!
So there's a submarine, making a secret encroachment into another nation's territorial waters - all hush hush and quiet and spy-like and stealthy and on tippy toes.
And then the comms guy picks up a morse code message from somewhere straight ahead
And the captain of the sub asks him what the message was...
But if the reports are correct, and since its a unknown sub how do they know its not just a private company doing it? Many companies have a perfectly good reason to have a sub piloted around the coast of Europe to scare people. Plus it could pretty much be done without getting into trouble based on the fact that Sweden is too afraid to attack the sub in case of starting a war. If its not attacked divers wont be sent down to investigate and their wouldn't be a life insurance company doing an investigation as well.
So the guys piloting the sub might not speak russian and it would be a waste of money for the trolling.
Morse code is an international standard - it's not language specific.
Which makes it even funnier in a way, because any submarine that picked up the signal would be just as suprised.
Don't the beep patterns represent letters? Letters being used to make words? Words being used to create sentences within a specific language?
There are different Morse Codes, there is the International one and their are also variants for different alphabets.
Sorry, I explained it incorrectly.
Yes, that's the case, but it's an internationally recognised standard.
Any military comms officer would know morse code and would therefore be able to write down what was being transmitted.
Technically, he wouldn't actually need to speak English to be able to do so
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