Satellites Are Rife With Basic Security Flaws

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Satellite security flaws


Juliana Suess, a research analyst and policy lead on space security at the defense think tank Royal United Services Institute, explains that there are multiple ways satellite systems can be attacked, beyond software and firmware vulnerabilities. These include jamming and spoofing attacks, which interfere with the signals being transmitted to and from satellites. “You don't need to be a space power to do it,” Suess says.