Search Mailing List Archives
[liberationtech] [berkmanfriends] AFP on Senate circumvention funding report to release Tuesday
Seth David Schoen
schoen at eff.org
Sun Feb 13 22:58:29 PST 2011
Jacob Appelbaum writes:
> There are some very serious security and privacy concerns - most devices
> send your GPS coordinates when registering with the satellite system.
> This is done to ensure that the downlink activates the correct spot
> beam; one serious unintended consequence is that you have absolutely no
> location anonymity.
Is there a way to map the footprints and figure out a randomized
location that the device could send instead that would elicit the
same behavior from the satellite? If so, is there a plausible
path to getting the device to send that instead?
Senior Staff Technologist schoen at eff.org
Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/
454 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 +1 415 436 9333 x107
More information about the liberationtech