GPS Navigation: Can’t Live Without It, Can’t Trust It

October 29, 2013

That’s the problem facing military planners as they try to sort through the increasing reliance of equipment and troops on positioning data from satellite networks at a time when the vulnerabilities of GPS are becoming more apparent.

This month, a group of hackers managed to break into ship-tracking software to spell out the word “pwned,” hacker speak for a successful conquest. And over the summer, a group of students at the University of Texas figured out how to send ships off course using fake GPS signals.