Security News

GPS Vulnerabilities
2021-02-22 12:17

Really good op-ed in the New York Times about how vulnerable the GPS system is to interference, spoofing, and jamming - and potential alternatives. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act included funding for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation to jointly conduct demonstrations of various alternatives to GPS, which were concluded last March.

AT&T tracked its own sales bods using GPS, secretly charged them $135 a month to do so, lawsuit claims
2020-05-19 11:10

AT&T tracks its sales reps to make sure they keep to its schedule and then charges them for doing so, claims one of its "In-home experts" Daniel Gunther. He alleges the cellular network uses the GPS in its cars to keep tabs on sales reps, hassling them if they spend longer than the allocated 45 minutes with a customer, and coming down on them if they are suspected to be using the car for personal reasons.

AT&T tracked its own sales bods using GPS, secretly charged them $135 a month to do so, lawsuit claims
2020-05-19 11:10

AT&T tracks its sales reps to make sure they keep to its schedule and then charges them for doing so, claims one of its "In-home experts" Daniel Gunther. He alleges the cellular network uses the GPS in its cars to keep tabs on sales reps, hassling them if they spend longer than the allocated 45 minutes with a customer, and coming down on them if they are suspected to be using the car for personal reasons.

Taking a GPS tracker off your car isn’t ‘theft,’ court rules
2020-02-26 11:03

A suspected meth dealer is off the hook for at least one of the charges he's facing: that he "Stole" the GPS device that police stuck on his car to track his movements. So police applied for warrants to search both Heuring's home and his father's barn, where they suspected that Heuring had put the GPS device.

IoT Smartwatch Exposes Kids’ Personal, GPS Data
2019-11-27 15:28

Yet another connected smartwatch for children has been discovered exposing personal and location data of kids - opening the door for various insidious threats.

GPS Manipulation
2019-11-21 12:26

Long article on the manipulation of GPS in Shanghai. It seems not to be some Chinese military program, but ships who are stealing sand. The Shanghai "crop circles," which somehow spoof each vessel...

GPS tracker from stalked woman’s car led to indictment of 20 mobsters
2019-10-08 11:14

Girlfriend found it, girlfriend popped it onto a city bus, gadget got found, multiyear investigation got launched, 20 got indicted.

GPS cyberstalking of girlfriend brings surveillance and indictment for alleged American mobster
2019-10-04 19:29

20 supposed wiseguys charged because one was possessive Joseph Amato's attempt to surveil his girlfriend by attaching a hidden GPS device to her car led authorities to surveil the alleged mobster,...

Default Password for GPS Trackers
2019-09-06 11:10

Many GPS trackers are shipped with the default password 123456. Many users don't change them. We just need to eliminate default passwords. This is an easy win....

Flaws in Over Half a Million GPS Trackers Expose Children Location Data
2019-09-06 09:03

What if the tech intended to ensure that your kids, senior citizens, and pets are safe even when they're out of sight inadvertently expose them to stalkers? An estimated 600,000 GPS tracking...