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Towards Stealthy Manipulation of Road Navigation Systems [pdf] (vt.edu)
71 points by ArtWomb 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

For those that come after, the link is to the discussion of the news article, whereas this thread is the paper and actually a pretty interesting read

Critical sat-nav guided systems should not rely on unprotected satellite navigation alone. You need complementary systems.

There already exists Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). They augment GPS, GNSS and Golnass and provide accuracy, integrity, and availability. They are used in aviation.

EU's GNSS has PRS (Public Regulated Service). It is authenticated and can be used in sensitive applications for civilian uses. US has GPS modes that are protected but they seem to be only for military.


ps. Many road navigation systems already have accelerometers in them. Relatively easy counter against road routing spoofing is to detect turns and directions. System could flash a warning that something is wrong if crude INS is not matching GPS signal. There are spoofing techniques that fool integrated GPS/INS but they are hard or impossible to use in roads.

From their price list it looks like they decided to buy a Chinese clone HackRF instead of a HackRF One from greatscottgadgets or a distributor.

>All the components are available off-the-shelf. The total cost is about 223 US Dollars ($175+$35+$10+$3).

Solution: rely on your own NI to detect that you are being mis-routed.

Then, reconsider the choice. Pretty sure the whole point of individual autonomy is life. Every bit we delegate is at our own peril.

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