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Researchers Find Crippling Flaws In Global GPS 179

Posted by samzenpus
from the where-in-the-world dept.
mask.of.sanity writes "Researchers have developed attacks capable of crippling Global Positioning System infrastructure critical to the navigation of a host of military and civilian technologies including planes, ships and unamed drones. The novel remote attacks can be made against consumer and professional-grade receivers using $2500 worth of custom-built equipment. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Coherent Navigation detailed the attacks in a paper. (pdf)"
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Researchers Find Crippling Flaws In Global GPS

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  • by holophrastic (221104) on Sunday December 09, 2012 @10:09PM (#42238423)

    heh, "unnamed" drones.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 09, 2012 @10:13PM (#42238449)

    Those dornes without names are dangerous !!

  • by ne0n (884282) on Sunday December 09, 2012 @10:38PM (#42238605) Homepage
    If it was news you'd see it on Carver Media first. We saw this attack used in 1997 to start open hostilities between China and Britain. Luckily we had a man in the area and he managed to stop it before anybody went nuclear.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 09, 2012 @11:50PM (#42239007)

    Researchers have developed attacks capable of crippling Global Positioning System infrastructure critical to the navigation of a host of military and civilian technologies including planes, ships and unamed drones.

    What happens if they run "uname -a" then?

    Seriously, you had to go that far, when they had "Global GPS" (yep, Global Global Positioning System) right in the headline?

    Seriously though Slashdot management must have zero concern about low quality, sloppy, careless editing. I would fire in a heartbeat any so-called "editor" who can't even bother to run a spell-checker at least once in a while.

    Yeah? YMBNH...

    What an insult to everyone else who is expected to actually perform and do a good job to earn their paycheck. In this economy there are PLENTY of people who would do a better job and possibly for less money than what Slashdot staff are currently making. Perhaps they should start contacting Slashdot management and making offers? The current crop of "editors" would be no competition at all.

    It is widely suspected that the current crew of /. do not receive a "paycheck" at all, but are paid in bananas, peanuts, or some such simian treat. But if you want them put away, feel free to contact the local zoo with a tip about their missing baboons....

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 10, 2012 @12:05AM (#42239063)

    A new software attack to disable GPS functionality? - Apple maps was released months ago.

  • by KeithIrwin (243301) on Monday December 10, 2012 @05:15AM (#42240287)

    I'm pretty certain that this is how Ian has intercepted and captured at least two US drones

    Who is this drone-intercepting and capturing Ian ?

    Well, as you likely know, most bagpipes have two or three drones, and Ian is a common Scottish name, so I'm pretty sure he's a Scotsman who managed to hijack some American bagpipes in transit. Clearly, the US needs to protect them better when they're transiting through the UK.

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