So this is obviously a little situational as you would have to go past somebody who was specifically looking for a boosted board. Or a GT2B (which doesnt this guy frequency hop or something?) might be another example since its so widely used. Regardless, you would have to simply go past the wrong person and boom, bye bye board.
The only thing needed to stop this was a simple layer of encryption. For example, this website/forum doesn’t use SSL. All I need to do is find a way to sniff the traffic coming to the server and I would be able to get everyone’s password from this site (assuming that there are no layers in between me and that server, IE cloud flare).
As you are building be considerate of the users that you are giving parts to. If your controller gets so popular that you have multiple revisions, maybe its time to go that extra mile and add every possible safety feature. Safety features like redundant signals, encryption layers, so many possible things could be done
Its a modern world out there people… we are not as protected as we often think. Ride Safe, Ride Hard, and Ride Respectfully.
P.S.: if we wanna get a group buy going on an SSL cert so we have that layer of encryption I can arrange/install that with ease.