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- …

  1. Mage Silver badge

    Two way Internet also

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

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Unhappy

    Designed quickly and cheaply, with limited thought to security.

    With inevitable consequences.

    When Globalstar launched SMS was high tech.

  3. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    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...

  4. Xamol

    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.

    1. Count Zero

      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.

  5. NanoMeter

    Hacking is not perfect

    until it is invisible to the victim.

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