Image: Zurich University of Applied Sciences

What’s New: An interactive site that displays GPS spoofing (not jamming) in near-real time.

Why It’s Important: Spoofing is far worse than jamming. Rather than no information, users have bad information.  This can prevent users from realizing there is a problem, and then lead them into danger.

What Else to Know: 

  • The first stages of jamming often look like spoofing as weak interference distorts satellite signals.
  • Researches have demonstrated the ease of spoofing all 4 GNSS at the same time. And they have sent false maps to receivers to keep users from realizing they are being led astray.
  • Well done to Zurich University of Applied Sciences for helping warn users and contributing to our understanding of malicious activity!


Image from the afternoon of 11 April 2024