Cyber Attacks:

Specialists have generated a new algorithm that may help identify and stop cyber attacks on GPS enabled gadgets in real time. The algorithm generated by researchers at the UTSA (the University of Texas at San Antonio) in the United States relieve the effects of spoofed GPS attacks on electrical grids and different GPS trustful technologies.

Nikolaos Gatsis from UTSA. He said Malicious operators have the ability to disrupt a machine’s understanding of position and time by throw a signal that is pretending to be a GPS signal. Gatsis is a researcher on the study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He said this can be very dangerous in several different areas of technology.

The United States electrical power grid, for example, rely on GPS to give timestamps for its measures at stations over the country. Although reputable, researchists in labs over the globe have shown that the method can be vulnerable to spoofing cyber attacks that can smash the system’s time and position information. David Akopian from UTSA said in broad terms, malicious cyber attackers can clone the signal (GPS) and show. For example, the false time or the false position. David Akopian also said this can avenge all sorts of havoc. It can send people to the incorrect location or render hours of information useless.

The algorithm, which can be applied to mobile devices or laptops or computers as easily as a new application. It has the ability to recognize false GPS signals and counter an attack while it happens. The major focus of researchers is to stop attacks on the US electrical power grid. But the algorithm is applicable to various devices.

Ahmad F Taha from UTSA:

He said as we go forward with this idea of driverless cars. It becomes much more important that we secure our GPS signals. Because the hijacking of the location capabilities of a driverless car could be very risky.