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

Ken Winterling wa2lbi at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 12:58:17 EDT 2017

Hmmm....   Bob,

It seems you have given a considerable amount of thought to armored cars,
gold bars, bank vaults, and stock trades...  Is there anything you want to
tell us  LOL


On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Bob kb8tq <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:

> Hi
> In the case of a spoof, the target is likely one specific vehicle. You
> care about the
> armored car with the big pile of gold bars in it. The objective is not to
> get him to
> drive into a bridge abutment. It’s to get him to turn left on the wrong
> road. You tailor
> the spoof so everything “makes sense”.  Likely you spend a *lot* of time
> planning
> just how the spoof will happen and what is down that road he turned on.
> This isn’t
> a random process ….
> In the same sense, if you are going to spoof time, you do it for a
> specific reason and
> with a specific target. You want the bank vault to open early. You want
> the stock trade
> to get time stamped “just right”. There’s no need to throw off every clock
> everywhere if
> you can identify autonomous GPS based time islands. Finding those time
> islands takes
> work. So does tracking down the armored car with the gold in it ….
> Bob

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