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Old 07-30-2013, 01:39 PM  
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Texas students "hijack" superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage

The experiment, which took place with the ship-owner's permission, is part of continuing research by the team into GPS spoofing. Last year Humphreys demonstrated how the same spoofing technique could be used from 1km away against a GPS-guided drone to an audience from the US Department of Homeland Security at White Sands, New Mexico.

The demonstration got a lot of attention, coming after the Iranians showed off a seemingly intact US bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which it claimed it had been hacked and hijacked by an army electronic warfare unit. These claims have been dismissed by experts, but fears of military hardware getting redirected or stolen are on the agenda, as well as being much-loved by screenwriters.

Before the panic starts, it should be pointed out that the Texans are spoofing civilian GPS systems. Cracking encrypted military signals has never been demonstrated, although jamming them is possible, and redirecting cruise missiles in flight will remain in the fictional realm for the time being.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07...ofing_luggage/
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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its too bad that they couldn't spoof the kardashians' yacht into a nice big iceberg
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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I could see this happening as a terrorist strike opportunity, but I would be more worried about pirates doing this.
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