Academics say they've mounted a successful GPS spoofing attack against road navigational systems that can trick humans into driving to incorrect locations.
The number of satellites transmitting GPS locations, cellphone signals and other sensitive information has been rapidly increasing, which has resulted in the creation of favorable circumstances for hackers. Even with all the advances in satellite technology, much of the US military's satellite technology remains vulnerable.
Two security researchers —Vangelis Stykas and Michael Gruhn— have published a report on a series of vulnerabilities that they named "Trackmageddon" that affect several GPS and location tracking services.
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has issued a public service announcement on the security and privacy concerns surrounding modern children's smartwatches.
Will Strafach, an independent security researcher, has discovered over the weekend that the AccuWeather iOS app sends location information to a data monetization firm named Reveal Mobile.
A report published in the Conservation Biology magazine cites several incidents gathered from all over the world in the past years, where technologies introduced to simplify the work of animal protection groups and state authorities have been hijacked or turned against the animals they were meant to protect.