As a reminder, PandwaRF is a multi-purpose tool, including various features and ideal for most users. On the other hand, the PandwaRF Rogue Pro is specialized on brute forcing wireless devices in order to assess their security.
For the setup of the video we used a home alarm system, on which we performed a brute force attack using both devices, each one connected to the PandwaRF Android app. We aimed to see how much time it actually takes for the 2 devices to successfully disarm the alarm.
When selecting the model of the alarm in the Android app, we could directly see the difference in the maximum duration of the brute force attack: around 8 hours for the PandwaRF and 28 minutes for the Rogue Pro (a reduction of more than 90%).
Since 8 hours is too much time for a video, we then reduced the interval of the brute force around the known value of the codeword so that we could have a shorter duration. This lead us to a maximum duration for a successful brute force of 5 minutes for the PandwaRF and 18 seconds for the Rogue.
We then launched the attacks to see how much time it actually took for the 2 devices to disarm the alarm.
The final result? 1 minute and 42 seconds for the PandwaRF vs. only 15 seconds for the Rogue. This means that:
- PandwaRF Rogue Pro can brute force an alarm 6.8x faster, having a 85% speed reduction compared to the PandwaRF
- It only takes 15 seconds to disarm this alarm using a brute force attack! If you’re looking for a home alarm system, make sure you don’t pick this one…
But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself in the demo video 🙂