[time-nuts] Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at burnicki.net
Mon Aug 14 05:42:43 EDT 2017


Clint Jay wrote:
> Absolutely, their use of it was for something trivial and my reason for
> using that example was to show how 'simple' and available the technology is
> if a couple of students could do it with lab equipment that anyone can buy
> (obviously you'd need deep pockets).

I just searched for "Pokémon GO GPS spoofing" on the 'net.

Looks like this was just a hack in Android where apps were provided with
a spoofed position from the hack instead of the true position determined
by the GPS/GNSS receiver.

So this is quite a different thing than spoofing the real GPS signals,
and it only affects the devices which have that hack installed.



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