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April 9, 2018

Spoof Proof

A new study describes a computer algorithm that mitigates the effects of "spoof" GPS attacks -- malicious GPS signals that provide the wrong time or location -- on electrical grids and other GPS-reliant technologies. Researchers believe this new algorithm has the potential to help cybersecurity professionals to better detect and prevent cyberattacks in real time by recognizing and countering the false signals when they occur.

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