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30th July 2013, 21:07
Researchers Coerce Super yacht Off Course

Published on Jul 29, 2013

A radio navigation research team from the Cockrell School's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics [at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas] successfully discovered they could subtly coerce a 213-foot (66,5 meters) super yacht off its course, using a custom-made GPS device. The purpose of the experiment was to measure the difficulty of carrying out a spoofing attack at sea and to determine how easily sensors in the ship's command room could identify the threat. The video [below] was produced by the research team and is narrated by lead researcher and assistant professor Todd Humphreys.

See the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbWpFMXADAY

Note that the majority of modern aircraft use GPS as the primary navigation system ...