Do you use GPS on your car or phone? That’s the main ingredient in autonomous vehicles of the future but a simple $225 GPS spoofer could send a targeted car in the wrong direction. Dan Goodin:
The attack starts with a $225 piece of hardware that’s planted in or underneath the targeted vehicle that spoofs the radio signals used by civilian GPS services. It then uses algorithms to plot a fake “ghost route” that mimics the turn-by-turn navigation directions contained in the original route. Depending on the hackers’ ultimate motivations, the attack can be used to divert an emergency vehicle or a specific passenger to an unintended location or to follow an unsafe route. The attack works best in urban areas the driver doesn’t know well, and it assumes hackers have a general idea of the vehicle’s intended destination.
Is there anything that cannot be hacked?