A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens | WIRED

A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens https://www.wired.com/2016/08/oh-good-new-hack-can-unlock-100-million-volkswagens/ In 2013, when University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia and a team of researchers were preparing to reveal a vulnerability that allowed them to start the ignition of millions of Volkswagen cars without keys but were hit with lawsuit to delay publication. Now, a

Protecting GPS From Spoofers Is Critical to the Future of Navigation – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/protecting-gps-from-spoofers-is-critical-to-the-future-of-navigation?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrum+%28IEEE+Spectrum%29&utm_content=FaceBook GPS is very widely used and vulnerable to spoofing. This article gives introduction to GPS and what could be done against spoofing attempts.

Why Wi-Fi Stinks—and How to Fix It – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/why-wifi-stinksand-how-to-fix-it?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrum+%28IEEE+Spectrum%29&utm_content=FaceBook This article is a very good overview on today’s WiFi wireless networking problems. WiFi is so popular that it works more or less baddly for many users. And new standards that promise more speed do not make WiFi more reliable.

Finding faults in coaxial cables

Coaxial cables are essential transmission lines in many RF/microwave applications. Coaxial cables are usually reliable, but sometimes coaxial cables can develop unseen faults that may be anywhere in their length. Finding those faults can often be challenging, typically requiring the use of time-domain reflectometry (TDR) which operates much like a radar system. Analysis of the reflected