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Ghost ships, crop circles, and soft gold: A GPS mystery in Shanghai

A sophisticated new electronic warfare system is being used at the world’s busiest port. But is it sand thieves or the Chinese state behind it?

15 November 2019

Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?

What would happen if GPS - the Global Positioning System - stopped working? For a start, we would all have to engage our brains and pay attention to the world around us when getting from A to B. Perhaps this would be no bad thing: we'd be less likely to drive into rivers or over cliffs through misplaced…

6 November 2019

Exposing GPS Spoofing in Russia and Syria

GPS and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are used in everything from cellular communication networks, to basic consumer goods, high-end military systems, and stock trading inputs. But these systems are vulnerable: by attacking positioning, navigational, and timing (PNT) data through electronic...

7 April 2019

What is GPS spoofing? And how you can defend against it

The U.S. Global Positioning System, part of a network of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), is vulnerable to attacks that could disrupt many industries. Here's how it works and what you can do to mitigate its risk…

7 May 2019