Galileo: Cracked

Cornell sleuths crack secret codes of Europe’s Galileo satellite

Members of Cornell’s Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory have cracked the so-called pseudo random number (PRN) codes of Europe’s first global navigation satellite, despite efforts to keep the codes secret. That means free access for consumers who use navigation devices — including handheld receivers and systems installed in vehicles — that need PRNs to listen to satellites.

The codes and the methods used to extract them were published in the June issue of GPS World.

Via today’s Rapid Fire at Defense Tech. Go check it out.