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Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
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EazyMoney
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1/24/2013 | 1:55:38 PM
re: Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
Before that the Video feed was being broadcast in real-time un-encrypted at one point and software was released to allow insurgents access to us military's birds eye view...
EazyMoney
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1/24/2013 | 1:52:54 PM
re: Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
In addition the drones have software that have been plagued by viruses that log each key stroke... even after cleaning the systems software the virus still reappeared... Worse yet the techs that worked on this issue didn't report it for weeks trying to fix but completely dumbfounded... Must run windows XP... LMFAO
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1/24/2013 | 1:46:19 PM
re: Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
Seems that the GPS system wasn't designed to be secure... it's not encrypted and GPS signals can easily easily overpowered with false signals locally that overpower the signals from the satellites... This has been know for some time...
Tom LaSusa
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12/19/2011 | 8:13:53 PM
re: Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
I'm still trying to sort out why our military would willingly send out something they know has a exploitable vulnerability.

If the gov't knows the GPS is easily duped and manipulated, doesn't it stand to reason that you fix that before sending it out to recon an adversary that has the technological savvy to exploit it?

Each drone costs us what -- up to $10 million to build? How much would it cost to get some intelligent programmers in to combat the problem?

Tom LaSusa
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12/17/2011 | 1:35:18 AM
re: Iran Hacked GPS Signals To Capture U.S. Drone
Surprised the drone doesn't have some sort of self-destruct or remote-destruct capability.
Brian Prince, InformationWeek/Dark Reading Comment Moderator


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