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Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, where to go? Navigation satellite signals flip from degraded to full TITSUP* over span of four days

Lee D Silver badge

A suspicious mind would notice lots of very odd happenings in the world of tech at the moment.

Cloudflare worldwide downtime.

Galileo knocked offline.

New York blackouts.

All, while not unprecedented, certainly unusual, and all happening in little brief window in 2019. Even Google GSuite threw a wobbly not long ago and all its services were out for much of the world.

A suspicious mind would say... oh look... cybersecurity... someone gently probing to see the extent they can cause hassle, should they decide to. All "explained" of course, all "internal" causes (but who's to say that the best way to do these things isn't to do them from the inside or make them look like that's where they came from?).

In a world where the US is snubbing China, cosying up to Russia, and pushing away Europe, who's to say what's actually happening.

If nothing else, it should make us think... if three things can all be caused by a slight glitch in the IT... what could a hostile nation state actually achieve if it wanted to?

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