Pagers continue to be vital for communication across a range of industries.
They are valued for their extensive coverage and steadfast reliability in delivering time-sensitive critical messages.
Past privacy breaches have highlighted the need for enhanced security in this essential technology. Ikonix Technology bridges this gap with paging encryption, bolstering the already indispensable benefits of traditional paging systems.
Global cloud security organisation Trend Micro investigated unencrypted paging in 2016.
They theorised a variety of possible attacks bad actors might undertake using intercepted paging messages. They include the risk of ordering restricted medications through pages to the pharmacy, inadvertently relocating patients to incorrect areas within facilities, and falsely declaring emergencies, causing confusion and potential harm.
Additionally, unencrypted systems may allow unauthorised rerouting of communication from attending doctors, identity theft of deceased or incapacitated individuals, and the manipulation of messages through spoofing, enabling various forms of social engineering and fraud.