Man vs. Dish: How one researcher used a $25 homemade device to hack into Elon Musk's Starlink system

  With over 3,000 small satellites in orbit, Elon Musk 's Starlink has created an excellent fleet orbiting Earth at the moment providing satellite internet access coverage in 36 countries. However, all it took was one Belgian cyber security researcher, a $25 homemade device, and a dream to reveal thefirst major security flaw in Starlink's user terminals . This past Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Belgian security researcher Lennert Wouters showcased howhe hacked into the Starlink internet system using a homemade circuit board or modchip that cost around $25 to develop,WIRED reports. To do this, WIRED explains, Wouters had to strip down the satellite dish, allowing him to attach a custom modchip using cheap, off-the-shelf parts. Once attached, the homemade printed circuit board launches a fault injection attack that bypasses Starlink's security system, and allows access to control functions Starlink had intended to keep locked down. "As an at ..
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