After one of their drones had been commandeered by a University of Texas Professor, the US Department of Homeland Security have described GPS as a “single point of failure for critical infrastructure”. As reported by European and US aviation authorities, most airport operations remain woefully unprepared and defenseless against these increasing numbers of hostile electronic activities.
Once restricted only to intelligence agencies, the equipment necessary for such attacks is now readily available on the web, including to “run-of-the-mill” terrorists or corporate competitors.
- Cheap: less than EUR 2,000 per unit;
- Widely available: critical components easily found on the web;
- Inconspicuous, concealable: briefcase size; and
- Efficient: simple to operate.