World News: Hacking into sat nav systems

World News:  Hacking into sat nav systems

Italian researchers have discovered a way to hack into some sat nav systems that use RDS-TMC to receive traffic broadcasts and emergency messages, reports Dark Reading.

According to the report, Inverse Path’s chief security engineer and hardware hacker built tools that will enable an attacker to inject fake messages into the navigation system, or launch a denial-of-service attack.

To execute the exploits, the researchers built a packet-sniffer that decodes messages sent to RDS and put together a transmitter to send the bogus messages.

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