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Unsecured satellite communications present a gateway to hackers

According to the Index of Objects Launched in Outer Space by the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs, by mid-2018, there were about 792 satellites orbiting around the earth while hundreds of other satellites were being used for technology development, navigation, earth science, space science and earth observation. This increasing proliferation of satellites is bringing increased security risks and concerns, as satellite communications are not as secure as generally perceived. Though satellite systems hold critical importance for our communication bandwidth at a global level, they are also gaining attention of cyber criminals.

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