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The space industry WAKES UP to CYBER THREAT

TORPC
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The space industry WAKES UP to CYBER THREAT

[quote= http://www.lloyds.com/news-and-insight/news-and-features/market-news/industry-news-2014/the-space-industry-wakes-up-to-the-cyber-threat]Mon 07 Jul 2014
As the world grows ever more dependent on satellite technology, space operators are beginning to face up to an increasing threat from cyber attacks, according to Denis Bensoussan, Head of Space at Beazley.
Is the threat of jamming and hacking satellite signals a big risk?
In comparison to other threats to satellite operations - such as technical failure or space-environment induced failures - it is still considered to be a fairly remote possibility. However, the occurrence and impact of cyber threats to satellites largely goes unreported as incidents, for obvious reasons, tend to be either unmonitored and/or are downplayed.
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WTF
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Re: The space industry WAKES UP to CYBER THREAT

.. it's always happening in the movies  Roll eyes
nanotm
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Re: The space industry WAKES UP to CYBER THREAT

a certain country has always hijacked capability of other peoples satellites as required, but it was long rumoured to be part of the deal for chucking them into space .....
I'd have thought that the downlink stations were more at risk though from compromise than the actual birds in the sky as it were what with them often being unsecured and easily accessible for anyone with knowledge of the system to co-opt to there own ends (as depicted in an episode of NCIS-LA)
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: The space industry WAKES UP to CYBER THREAT

Cool So I assume that Astronauts will now have to prove their electornic devices power up before they step into the capsule?