Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws

Interesting story:

Looks like Cobham is going to be busy fixing this.

For those who are interested in the details, security consultant Ruben Santamarta wrote a whitepaper about these vulnerabilities:

The whitepaper addressed vulnerabilities in Harris, Hughes, Cobham, Thuraya, JRC, and Iridium equipment. Apparently Santamarta also demonstrated the Sailor 6000 vulnerability at Black Hat in Las Vegas:

CMU CERT has an advisory published for the Cobham Sailor 6000 series satellite terminal: