Hackers http://nhpr.org en 'GPS Spoofing' Is More Dangerous Than It Sounds http://nhpr.org/post/gps-spoofing-more-dangerous-it-sounds <p>With all great innovations comes the potential for mischief. With so much of our social, commercial, and government infrastructure already online, it’s highly likely that we’ve all been targeted by cyber-attacks, even if we haven’t directly felt their results. Cars, computer cams, ATMs, databases, and power grids can be hacked.&nbsp; In a recent high profile case, a week before one of the world’s most elite hackers was scheduled to demonstrate how to interrupt pacemakers and implanted defibrillators, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/07/29/rip-barnaby-jack-the-hacker-who-wanted-to-save-your-life/">he was found dead in his apartment</a>. A team at the University of Texas Austin recently <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/july-dec13/gps_08-02.html">experimented with a technique they call “GPS Spoofing.” </a>While that may sound like a YouTube comedy series, “GPS Spoofing” could be used to deadly serious effect.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/todd_humphreys_how_to_fool_a_gps.html"><strong>Todd Humphreys</strong> </a>is an assistant professor with the Aerospace Engineering department at UT Austin.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:00:13 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33223 at http://nhpr.org 'GPS Spoofing' Is More Dangerous Than It Sounds Word of Mouth 12.15.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-12152012-0 <p>An anthropologist embeds herself with hackers. Santa opens shop in Hooksett. A Hobbit scholar explains why Tolkien fascinates. Women comedians find success on through podcasts. And the very interesting history...of boredom.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:53:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18468 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 12.15.2012 Word of Mouth 12.15.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-12152012 <p>An anthropologist embeds herself with hackers. Santa opens shop in Hooksett. A Hobbit scholar explains why Tolkien fascinates. Women comedians find success on through podcasts. And the very interesting history...of boredom.</p><p><strong>Part 1:</strong></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:53:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18467 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 12.15.2012 Living with Hackers http://nhpr.org/post/living-hackers <P>The 1995 film “Hackers”, a young Angelina Jolie and baby-faced Johnny Lee Miller star as digital rebels dressed in a punk aesthetic with the power to takeover anything that dares to exist on the internet.&nbsp; Nearly two decades later, it’s clear that that hackers can’t be identified by dress, ethnicity, or any other one specific trait, but evidence of their presence and power in our increasingly digital world is everywhere.&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:08:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18019 at http://nhpr.org Living with Hackers Hacking the Plough http://nhpr.org/post/hacking-plough <p><em>Produced with Zach Nugent</em></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:40:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 9400 at http://nhpr.org Hacking the Plough Online Security Threatens the Offline World http://nhpr.org/post/online-security-threatens-offline-world <p>A student discovers that hacking digital networks controlling bridges, sewage, and power plants isn't as difficult as you may think.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:22:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1921 at http://nhpr.org Online Security Threatens the Offline World