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

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Tue Aug 15 13:46:04 EDT 2017


One has to finance retirement somehow :)

It’s also a pretty simple way to demonstrate the what and why of
a spoof without getting into anything so obscure that it can’t be 
understood. A secondary point *might* be that indeed, the stuff
we are talking about is mainly useful to “bad guys”.


> On Aug 15, 2017, at 12:58 PM, Ken Winterling <wa2lbi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Ken
> 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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