back to article I could spoof Globalstar satellite messages, boasts infosec bod

Intercepting and spoofing satellite communications carried over the Globalstar network is possible with modest technical skills and an investment of just $1,000, according to new research due to be unveiled at Black Hat. Globalstar is downplaying the threat, stating that its system isn’t getting hacked. Globalstar's consumer- …

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Two way Internet also

Traditionally very poor security. The newer Ka Band stuff based on DOCSIS is supposed to be better security.

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Unhappy

Designed quickly and cheaply, with limited thought to security.

With inevitable consequences.

When Globalstar launched SMS was high tech.

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Mind you, who would be foolish enough to trust the communication 'pipe' to implement security & authentication? Damn, that was a dumb question!

End-to-end or no cigar...

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Not even MACing

..and MACing most certainly was around in 2000. Security clearly wasn't a concern - at least not enough of a concern to add an encryption module to their kit.

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Re: Not even MACing

Well one certain European manufacturer of V-SATs still authenticates their terminals with MAC addresses. The network is like one giant VLAN.

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Hacking is not perfect

until it is invisible to the victim.

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