GPS Pioneer Warns on Network Vulnerability

February 14, 2014

GPS pioneer warns on network’s security
BY: SAM JONES and CAROLA HOYOS Financial Times 13 February 2014

The Global Positioning System helps power everything from in-car satnavs and smart bombs to bank security and flight control, but its founder has warned that it is more vulnerable to sabotage or disruption than ever before – and politicians and security chiefs are ignoring the risk.

Impairment of the system by hostile foreign governments, cyber criminals – or even regular citizens – has become “a matter of national security”, according to Colonel Bradford Parkinson, who is hailed as the architect of modern navigation.

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