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Protecting aircraft and drones from cyber-attacks

The widely used navigation system GPS is susceptible to cyber-attacks. This is an increasing danger, particularly for aviation...

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The widely used navigation system GPS is susceptible to cyber-attacks. This is an increasing danger, particularly for aviation.

A new technology that detects manipulations in the GPS system has been developed by an international research team with the participation of the Bochum-based Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI). It is particularly interesting for aviation, where attackers could lead aircraft off course with fake signals. The new system continuously monitors the airspace, detects fake GPS signals and even locates attackers. In May 2018, the prototype will be presented by the scientists in San Francisco at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy the world’s leading conference on cyber security.

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