The Use of GPS Spoofing Attacks in Location Deception

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Global positioning systems (GPS) play an integral role in location-based systems. These systems are pervasive throughout the use of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), as being able to accurately determine location is essential to provide CAV functionality. This integral use of GPS has created the potential for CAV functionality dependent on knowing the location to be attacked, compromising the vehicle and instigating widespread impacts throughout the traffic infrastructure. The technical means as to how GPS systems can be spoofed are well known; however, less well-known and considered in literature is how GPS spoofing might be targeted to acquire preferential and deceitful behaviours. In this work, the necessary background into GPS workings is provided, before analysing how spoofing could be specifically used to gain preferential behaviour. This article serves as an introduction to this important and significant topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeception in Autonomous Transport Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThreats, Impacts and Mitigation Policies
EditorsSimon Parkinson, Alexandros Nikitas, Mauro Vallati
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783031550447
ISBN (Print)9783031550430, 9783031550461
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2024

Publication series

NameWireless Networks
ISSN (Print)2366-1186
ISSN (Electronic)2366-1445

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