GPS hacking can cause national securtiy threats

Scientists at Cornell University and Virginia Tech warn of the…

Scientists at Cornell University and Virginia Tech warn of the danger of GPS (Global Positioning System) being hacked has on our national security. “The average person doesn’t realize how much infrastructure is based on GPS and how vulnerable it is” says Brent Ledvina of Virginia Tech, ” But the truth is that a lot can be done about theses vulnerabilities” he says. GPS could possibly be hacked by jamming the signal or a more disastrous method called spoofing. A spoofer creates a false GPS signal that passes a real GPS signal. This is a big security issue because power generators use GPS, as well as air traffic controllers, banks time-stamp financial transactions, and police attach GPS receivers to criminals to monitor their activities.

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