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    Re: Researchers spoof GPS signals to alter superyacht's course
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2014 Apr 26, 10:51 -0700
    Nearly a year old and covered in many of the professional GPS publications like GPS World.   

    Yes, if a ship's captain or navigator is stupid enough to leave a vessel's operation entirely to a GPS-directed autopilot, someone with very sophisticated gear could "hijack" navigation.    But what a poor navigator, not to use "all available information" (eg compass headings).

    If you really want to worry, though, think of offshore oil-drilling rigs kept in position by GPS.   Imagine spoofing one of them and having the drilling rig drive off into the night trailing four miles of drill pipe it's just pulled from the well....

    Use of GPS for station keeping briefly mentioned in http://gcaptain.com/working-on-board-ensco-drillship-gulf-of-mexico/


    On 4/25/2014 8:41 AM, Jackson McDonald wrote:

    This article and the two embedded videos highlight another vulnerability of GPS navigation.  The researchers succeed in spoofing GPS signals and altering the vessel's course, without setting off any alarms on the bridge. 
     
    http://gcaptain.com/researchers-spoof-superyacht-off-course/
     
     

    View and reply to this message: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=127613


       
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