[NetBehaviour] GPS Spoofing
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Sep 29 13:13:54 CEST 2008
Our global society relies on the civilian GPS for our communications
networks, transportation of goods, power distribution, financial
transactions and emergency response, using precise location information
and time synchronization. Unfortunately, the GPS system was not designed
for this purpose. The civilian GPS has dangerous security
vulnerabilities which now leave our global society at risk of serious
disruption at any moment.
1) Hijack the truck, and then use GPS to send a false position signal to
headquarters. Headquarters would see that the truck had stopped, but
once the fake GPS signal was deployed, they would think the the truck
was back en route.
2) Send a counterfeit signal before ever hijacking the truck. This way,
even if the driver panicked and sent an alert, the attacker could make
it appear that the truck was at a different location. This would require
that the attacker disrupt and spoof the truck’s GPS signals from a
distance, without close range contact.
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