Using a simple ARM device, a group of researchers gained access to the Starlink satellite network’s access sections. The team was congratulated by SpaceX.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the Starlink satellite internet service, which had 400,000 subscribers at the time. Anti-US countries, in particular, claim that communication with the satellite chain will be monitored. They are not being unjust.
A project displayed during SpaceX’s Hackathon demonstrated that Starlink satellites can be accessed using very simple devices. The WOUTERS team was able to run network code by incorporating an ARM processor and secure software into the Starlink dish. It is stated that during ROM loading, the approval section of a voltage error injection move can be skipped.
The team, which has access to the entire network, used these codes to gain access to the normally closed parts of the Starlink service. Because Starlink is now a global service, such a situation may pose an international security risk.
SpaceX congratulated the project developers and announced that the software gap had been closed. However, researchers believe that the processor used in satellite terminals should be replaced and that an attack risk exists. Starlink currently has 2500 satellites and can provide internet speeds of up to 200 MBPS.