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MIT Technology Review: Hijacking Satellite Navigation, October 2008

“The Global Positioning System (GPS) lies at the heart of an increasing number of technologies, from vehicle navigation systems to the power grid. And yet, although the military version of GPS includes security features such as encryption, civilian signals are transmitted in the clear. Now, researchers at Cornell University and Virginia Tech have demonstrated a …

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Dr. Humphreys Briefs National PNT EXCOM Advisory Board, October 2010

Washington, D.C. — Dr. Humphreys briefed the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee (EXCOM) Advisory Board on civil GPS spoofing. His presentation, “Spoofing the Timing Signal: What Else is Vulnerable? Understanding Potential Impacts to Infrastructure,” highlighted the Radionavigation Lab’s radionavigation security research including the RNL civil GPS spoofer (video) and a proposal for GNSS message authentication.

Civil GNSS Security Spliter Meeting, September 2010

Background: The Global Positioning System has been a marvelous success over the past three decades. One consequence of this success is a deepening dependence of the civil infrastructure on GPS—especially for timing synchronization. As civil dependence on GPS grows, the potential for financial gain or high-profile mischief combine to make denial or manipulation of GPS …

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Dr. Humphreys Interviewed on BBC Radio Show “The Naked Scientists,” May 2010

Dr. Humphreys talked with the BBC radio show, “The Naked Scientists,” about potential GNSS vulnerabilities. Helen: So this sounds to me a little bit like when we had computers and we didn’t yet know anything about computer viruses. Almost that there’s a potential for someone to come along and mess around with the GPS and …

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