Potential for Canada to Ban SDR Devices

February 12, 2024

Over concerns of devices such as the Flipper Zero that can record and replay wireless signals used for remote keyless entry in cars, Public Safety Canada is proposing a ban of such devices which could include software defined radios (SDR).

Pursuing all avenues to ban devices used to steal vehicles by copying the wireless signals for remote keyless entry, such as the Flipper Zero, which would allow for the removal of those devices from the Canadian marketplace through collaboration with law enforcement agencies.

Flipper Zero has requested evidence that their devices have been used in criminal activity, suggesting there currently is none.

Source: RTL-SDR  open_in_new

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