AFIT's New Cyber Labs Analyze Risks to Users of Hand-Held Mobile Devices
As hand-held mobile devices and wireless usage continues to grow world-wide, the risks to users have continued to increase. To help combat these emerging threats, the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR), located at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), opened two new laboratories on December 5, 2013, the Wireless Exploitation or WiX lab and the Hardware Reverse Engineering lab.
Plan B for Navigation
Anyone who has used a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigator has seen the system's ability to tell you precisely where you are-and, most likely, has faced frustration when the device just doesn't work. Yet for the military-which uses GPS data for such mission-critical applications as target tracking, missile guidance, and simply getting around in foreign areas-GPS failure can be a matter of life or death.