Can Hackers Take Advantage of Your GPS System?

How bout this scenario, your driving to what you think is some Chinese restaurant, being led by your all trusty Navigation system, when you are all sudden led to a destination that you weren’t exactly heading for?

Italian Andrea Barisani, chief security engineer with Italian consultancy Inverse Path, has discovered that the wireless signals within GPS could be intercepted and reformatted to take you to a different destination by manipulating the RDS-TMC.

This idea of manipulating RDS-TMC signals seems like not a bad idea for the start of a horror movie if you ask me. Lets hope Navigation manufacturers can decipher a way to make these signals that help us to the right destinations, more secure.


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