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GPS Spoofing

GPS Spoofing:

Israel reportedly used GPS jamming to confuse Iran’s missile targeting teams ahead of Iran’s direct attack on Israel.

  • This technique, similar to what the US allegedly did during India’s Kargil war in 1999, can hinder military operations by degrading GPS signals.
  • The US initially employed “selective availability” to degrade GPS accuracy for India during the Kargil war, prompting India to develop its own navigation system called NavIC.
  • In the recent incident, Israeli locals found their GPS showing them in Cairo or Beirut, causing confusion about throwing off Iran’s missiles.

GPS Spoofing:

  • GPS spoofing, also known as GPS simulation, involves manipulating or tricking a GPS receiver by broadcasting false GPS signals.
  • This leads the receiver to believe it is located somewhere it is not, resulting in inaccurate location data.
  • This cyberattack undermines the reliability of GPS data, critical for navigation, time synchronization, and more.
  • While initially a theoretical threat, GPS spoofing has become a practical concern due to affordable software and hardware capable of transmitting fake signals.
  • This evolution poses risks and security challenges for industries, governments, and individuals.