Posts Tagged ‘gps’

GPS Vulnerabilties Found

It’s not a big secret that GPS is yet another system built largely on trust. Researchers however found some interesting new flaws in GPS implementations including the expensive ones. Most interesting is the attacks could be conducted using equipment that cost only $2,500. That’s a bargain for creating chaos.

GPS Spoofing Not Far Off

Today’s disturbing technical news goes to… “So far no credible high profile attack has been recorded but we are seeing evidence of basic spoofing, likely carried out by rogue individuals or small groups,” Humphreys explains. “Whilst the leap to more advanced, untraceable spoofing is large, so are the rewards. It’s therefore guaranteed that criminals are […]

On Apple’s Location Tracking

The controversy over Apple’s “Location Tracking” is quite interesting. It’s worth making clear that the nodes stored in the database are approximations of cell phone towers and WiFi hotspots you’re likely to encounter rather than your location(s) at any given point in time. It’s a way to “prime the well” when doing a GPS lookup […]

MacWorld SF 2008

Another year, another great day of news coverage. I’m obsessed with watching it evolve and monitor several sites throughout the keynote. As expected this was a pretty big one. I suspect this year will contain the most product announcements of any year for Apple. They have a lot of products due for a refresh and […]