How to Change a Phone’s Coordinates by Spoofing Wi-Fi Geolocation Hotspots

In many urban areas, GPS doesn't work well. Buildings reflect GPS signals on themselves to create a confusing mess for phones to sort out. As a result, most modern devices determine their location using a blend of techniques, including nearby Wi-Fi networks. By using SkyLift to create fake networks known to be in other areas, we can manipulate where a device thinks it is with an ESP8266 microcontroller. For devices with limited access to GPS, Wi-Fi networks are a reliable way of finding out where a device is located. Hackers can exploit the flaw by broadcasting signals that appear to be from... more