Users' questions

Is it legal to hack a satellite?

Is it legal to hack a satellite?

Yes, hacking is a problem in space, too. Hundreds of hackers signed up to try to break into an orbiting satellite. And yes, it’s perfectly legit. “One human can design, build and launch a satellite, adhering to very few standards and security protocols,” contest organizers said in a statement.

Can you hack satellite Internet?

Security vulnerabilities in satellite broadband communications could allow cyber attackers to intercept unencrypted web traffic using nothing more than a few hundred dollars’ worth of home television equipment.

What government agencies hacked?

WASHINGTON — The scope of a hacking engineered by one of Russia’s premier intelligence agencies became clearer on Monday, when some Trump administration officials acknowledged that other federal agencies — the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and parts of the Pentagon — had been compromised.

Who is the youngest hacker?

Kristoffer von Hassel
Kristoffer von Hassel (born 2009) is the world’s youngest known hacker and notable for being the youngest “security researcher” listed on Microsoft’s Security Techcenter as having exposed a security vulnerability.

Is the hack a sat open to the public?

The United States Air Force and United States Space Force jointly present this year’s Hack-A-Sat, which is open to all cybersecurity researchers who want to up their skills and knowledge of space cybersecurity. The challenge begins with a qualification round, and culminates in an attack/defend style Capture the Flag Event.

What are the applications of GovSat-1 SATCOM?

GovSat-1 is dedicated to security and defence satcom applications, including: Communications on the move (COTM) Communications on the pause (COTP) Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) Mobile Satcom (Air, Maritime and Land) Deployed Satcom

What is the purpose of hack a Sat 2?

Hack-A-Sat 2 (HAS2) is designed to inspire the world’s top cybersecurity talent to develop the skills necessary to help reduce vulnerabilities and build more secure space systems.

What do you need to know about the hackasat challenge?

The challenge begins with a qualification round, and culminates in an attack/defend style Capture the Flag Event. It’s a space showdown designed to blur the lines between The Good and The Bad, and to focus all the best minds on creating a Cyber-Secure universe. Responses will be posted regularly here.