Category Archives: Security

Satellite hack attacks pose ‘catastrophic’ risk

Researchers are warning that space assets are ripe targets for cyber criminals, hackers and terrorists, reports TechWeekEurope. Hackers pose risks to satellites and space-based communications … More ››

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China launches first quantum comms satellite

China has just launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite, reports New Scientist. The 600 kg spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Center in the … More ››

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Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, … More ››

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Loud & Clear?

Norwegian researchers are looking into data security risks as the European aviation sector looks to adopt satellite communication between aircraft and the ground, to reduce the … More ››

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Airbus, Dedrone join forces against illegal drones

 Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) and US-based Dedrone are to combine their skills to develop defence systems that can reliably detect and defend against the unauthorised … More ››

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ERA launches new cyber security venture

Czech Republic’s ERA has broadened its product portfolio which has up until now been focused on passive radiolocation sensors with cyber security systems. Its new … More ››

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FAA planning better mental health measures

A US advisory panel is calling for enhanced measures to spot and treat mentally ill airline pilots in an attempt to prevent last year’s suicide … More ››

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Cyber attacks take most businesses by surprise

A new global study commissioned by Raytheon reveals that businesses around the world generally wait until they fall victim to a damaging cyber attack before … More ››

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In Denial

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working now to develop a backup system to be used by service members in the event … More ››

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Iridium launches alternative GPS service

Iridium has launched its Satellite Time and Location (STL) service, an alternative or companion to traditional location-based technologies to offer accurate and resilient position, navigation … More ››

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