In previous article we talk about Hide GPS Location in mobile phone and get good response and you all like that one. And i got too many comments on Part 2 so i decide to teach you guys more about GPS Spoofing. Let’s Start:
Imagine agreeing to meet a friend at a cafe you’ve never been to before. You are already 20min late, but you’re confident your GPS will get you there. Suddenly, however, your GPS shows that you are in a different country and it’s the year 2038. What just happened? Someone spoofed your GPS.
GPS spoofing is an attack whose main goal is to override a GPS-enabled device’s original location. To do so, the attacker uses a radio transmitter that broadcasts a fake GPS signal and interferes with GPS receivers nearby. As a result, those devices display fake GPS locations. Smartphone owners can spoof their GPS by downloading third-party apps, which fool other apps into thinking that the device isn’t at its original location.
The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), which GPS (the Global Positioning System) is a part of, is also used to sync the date and time across devices around the world. Thus, if your device is spoofed, it might also suddenly show that you have traveled to the future or back in time.
GPS spoofing attacks used to be very expensive, mostly relegating them to use in warfare. Why? Because GPS spoofing can fake ships’, airplanes’ and vehicles’ locations to confuse the enemy. While it is still used for this purpose, location spoofing has since become accessible to ordinary hackers. All they need is a portable radio signal transmitter with open-source software, which can be bought for under $300.
The GPS finds your location by using satellites orbiting the Earth. They continuously transmit radio signals that your GPS-enabled device uses to triangulate your location.
The problem is that by the time these radio signals reach your device, they become fairly weak. This means that any transmitter with a stronger signal can cause a denial of service attack. It simply overpowers them and makes your device show whatever location it wants. Why is that a problem? Because any GPS device can be affected.
Anti-GPS spoofing technology is being developed, but it may not be available (or necessary) for the average user any time soon. However, if you run a business, there are a few more things you should do to protect yourself:
First, head to the Play Store and search for GPS spoofing apps. I recommend Fake GPS location primarily because it’s one of the highest rated GPS spoofing apps available. You can choose whichever one you like though.
Next, if you haven’t already done so, enable Developer options on your phone. To do this, jump into your settings menu by pulling down the notification shade and tapping on the gear icon. From there, scroll down to the bottom of the list and select the System option.
From there, choose About phone and rapidly tap on Build number. After, you will need to verify your lockscreen security, and then Developer options will be unlocked. To locate it, hit the back button once and select the new Develop options item.
Now that you’re inside the Developer options menu, first make sure the toggle at the top of the list is turned on. Next, locate the Select mock location app option. Choose Fake GPS location or whichever app you installed on your device.
With all of the above step taken care of, open the Fake GPS location app or whichever app you downloaded for this process. For Fake GPS location, you can either place your pin in a general location (such as a state or two away from you) or search for a specific address. After hit the “go” button and you should be spoofing your location.
If everything worked as planned, you should now be able to hop into your favorite media apps such as YouTube TV, MLB.TV, ABC, or so on and watch your desired event. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be a full proof solution as some apps can detect when the mock location setting is in use and will block playback.