SkyGrabber, a $26 piece of software developed by Russian programmers, essentially grabs “the signals that spill from a satellite broadcast (or even narrowcast), aimed from a satellite towards a specific location, and turn them into TV feeds you can look at.” Video after the break.

The signal would then be beamed by that satellite or a linked one down to the controllers. Because that signal was unencrypted, anyone who tuned their satellite dish to the correct frequency and location in the sky could pick up the signal, and decode it.

[via Guardian]