GPS Tracking 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 House Bill Would Outlaw GPS Tracking http://nhpr.org/post/house-bill-would-outlaw-gps-tracking <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The state House of Representatives has passed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB0445.html">bill </a>that would ban the use of GPS devices to secretly track people.&nbsp;The bill would make such tracking illegal someone without a court order.</p><p>This was a bill that seemed destined to disappear: in committee it was voted 14 &ndash; 0 to refer it for more study. With an election coming up, that would almost certainly mean that the bill would never be seen again.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:57:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1648 at http://nhpr.org House Bill Would Outlaw GPS Tracking