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'spoofers' Use Fake Gps Signals to Knock a Yacht Off Course

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Protecting GPS

A console on the yacht that was taken over by University of Texas researchers who made bogus GPS signals seem legitimate.

Credit: Todd Humphreys

University of Texas researchers recently tricked the navigation system of an $80 million yacht and sent the ship off course in an experiment that showed how any device with civilian GPS technology is vulnerable to a practice called spoofing.

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