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Researcher hacks his way into a GlobalStar satellite


Softpedia - (International) A security researcher from Synack disclosed vulnerabilities such as a lack of encryption in satellite communication protocols, and revealed that he was able to break down GlobalStar's simplex satcom protocol to hack GlobalStar's SPOT global-positioning system (GPS) devices. The same protocol could reportedly be used to induce panic by simulating a large-scale disaster, and could hamper emergency response.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:56