Galileo Satellite Code Cracked
Members of Cornell's Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory have cracked the so-called pseudo random number (PRN) codes of Europe's first global navigation satellite, despite efforts to keep the codes secret. That means free access for consumers who use navigation devices -- including handheld receivers and systems installed in vehicles -- that need PRNs to listen to satellites.
Security by obscurity: it doesn't work, and it's a royal pain to recover when it fails.
Posted on July 11, 2006 at 11:30 AM • 48 Comments