GPS Users at risk for false messages

Ever look at your traffic-update enabled GPS navigation and see “Air Crash”, “Bomb Alert”, or “Terrorist Incident?” Don’t be too quick to jump to conclusions if you ever got one of those messages. Some Hackers have actually discovered a way to inject RDS(Radio Data System) messages, which use the FM frequency to send traffic and weather information, into your GPS, which trigger off a different alert message depending on what they sent. When I think about what kind of messages they could send, its actually pretty amusing. But on the other hand those messages could lead to something a bit more serious than a little joke. Since most GPS devices don’t have traffic integration yet, this won’t be too big of a problem.



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