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GPS Is Easy to Hack, and the U.S. Has No Backup

GPS Is Easy to Hack, and the U.S. Has No Backup

On August 5, 2016, Cathay Pacific Flight 905 from Hong Kong was heading for an on-time arrival at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport when something unexpected occurred. The pilots radioed air traffic controllers and said they had lost GPS (Global Positioning System) guidance for the final eight nautical miles to “runway right-24.”