Paging Security

isaacr25 used Ask the Experts™
Hey guys,
My organization has a paging system that uses pocsag or golay sequential format (info I got from I.T.). I'm not familiar with the technology.

How difficult would it be for someone to hack into the data transmissions to pagers and acquire the data?
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Any thoughts guys?
IT Consultant
as per the Wikipedia article at, it seems that POCSAG has no means to secure information, though the protocol does use some sort of decoding technique to convert ASCII/BCD codes for efficiency concerns.
bbaoIT Consultant
FYI - an Australian company provides free intercepting software to decode POCSAG messages in the air.

Interceptor - Pager Interception System

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