Security Flaw in GPS Trackers



It’s not just GPS tracking devices that are vulnerable,Bailey found that numerous devices that operate over the GSM network are susceptible to hacking. Everything from traffic control systems,home automation systems and even car alarms are potentially insecure. One of the problems,according to Bailey,is the growing popularity of low cost small devices. Designers are using smaller cheaper chipsets,which are unable to handle processes needed to encrypt the SMS messages between the device and the server. What is needed is for designers to be more conscious of security when creating new products. It is frightening how the technology designed to keep us secure only exposes us more.

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