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    Spoofing a Superyacht at Sea

    By Sandra Zaragoza, Cockrell School of Engineering
    Animation by Erik Zumalt, Cockrell School of Engineering
    Published: July 30, 2013

    Todd Humphreys and a research team from the Cockrell School “spoofed” a yacht using a custom-made GPS device. Learn why marine spoofing is a big concern. [Video]

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      James said on Aug. 27, 2013 at 11:03 a.m.
      With advancements in technology, "Spoofing" could be circumvented if they devised some way to determine an authentic satellite signal as opposed to a spoofed one. Perhaps some kind of digital authentication signal sent right along with the coordinates signal. The idea that a signal to a ship of any kind could be spoofed is most definitely an appealing idea to the criminal element. It would be nothing for pirates to spoof say a cruise liner into an area where they could board the ship and systematically rob everyone on board. A frightful thought indeed!
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      Peter said on Aug. 25, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.
      It gives a head start to pirates should they learn to spoof the boats. Just imagine what could happen if techniques like this one were used by some crazed Somali pirates.