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Globalstar GPS Systems Vulnerable To Hackers: Synack

Anything that is programmed can be hacked. This is the first law of cyber security, and we have yet more proof of the validity of this law today.

Globalstar GPS Systems

According to a respected digital security researcher, the location-tracking devices used in the giant satellite network operated by Globalstar Inc can be hacked and transmissions intercepted or even fed false data.

The issue here is that data from the the GPS location devices is not encrypted in transit like Globalstar's satellite phone services are, notes Synack researcher Colby Moore, who is giving a paper on the exploit at next week's Black Hat security conference.

Globalstar representatives did not respond to requests for comment about the vulnerability...