[time-nuts] Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at burnicki.net
Mon Aug 14 05:32:30 EDT 2017


Clint Jay wrote:
> Absolutely, their use of it was for something trivial and my reason for
> using that example was to show how 'simple' and available the technology is
> if a couple of students could do it with lab equipment that anyone can buy
> (obviously you'd need deep pockets).
> 
> That it can "so easily" be spoofed (it's not a trivial hack to spoof and
> would, as far as I can see, take good knowledge of how GPS works and skill
> to implement) is worrying and it could have disastrous consequences if
> anyone decided to use it for malicious means but I'd be surprised if there
> wasn't a turnkey solution available to anyone who has the funds.

I absolutely agree.




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