DEFCON 20: tools for GPS hacking

Posted on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 in library, RF, Videos by the machinegeek

At DEFCON 20, Fergus Noble and Colin Beighley discussed the basics of GPS operation and how hackers can access and use its data. They have developed and released a new set of tools which they hope will make GPS accessible to hackers and experimenters. These resources include a library, libswiftnav, which contains a complete toolset for building a GPS receiver, and Piksi, a stand-alone hardware platform to run it on.

This entry was posted on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 3:00 pm and is filed under library, RF, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

3 Responses to “DEFCON 20: tools for GPS hacking”

  1. Nick says:

    I want to become a beta tester of PIKSI
    I am interested in systems of accurate time.
    I want to use the platform PIKSI bind to the exact time for navigation signals and evaluating the accuracy of the binding.

    • Hey Nick,

      I think you’ve already emailed us, but just a heads up to anyone else who is interested in what we’re doing – you can email us at and we’ll be happy to tell you all about it. We’ve got a mailing list going for announcements related to the development and initial release as well.

      Colin Beighley

  2. Rizkiyy says:

    hack please the blogger my teacher

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Recent Comments

  • Derek: Is the Sunday one no longer a thing?
  • Doub: Just add sleeving and black variants of these 5557 and you'll take the enthusiast/gamer PC market by storm.
  • James Fowkes: This is a brilliant service, I'm sure I'll be using it a lot. An option for spade/FASTON connectors would be amazing!
  • Peter: Another sunday, another chance...
  • Louis Beaudoin: This is great work guys! Placing an order for a sample pack and hope to use the service to make a custom cable soon.